20/01/2021: This is a really great tip: Turn kitchen scissors into good Kevlar shears in seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG6ZFA543BI Basically you roughen the edge (not the cutting edge) with a grinder so the scissors ‘catch’ the slippery Kevlar fibre. Now you can think about making your own carbon/kevlar canoe. I am: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/lightest-carbon-fibre-canadian-canoe/
20/01/2021: Putin is one tough guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoHkA-p8cXc&feature=emb_title
20/01/2021: Americans Love Trump: President Trump’s Approval Rating Hits 51% on Day before Inauguration: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/americans-love-trump-president-trumps-approval-rating-hits-51-day-inauguration/ and 91% of GOP voters still with Trump: https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/01/16/poll-91-of-gop-voters-still-with-trump-mcconnell-worried If there were to be something terrible tomorrow which disposed of the incoming commies and their fellow travelers in a single sweep I suspect 80+ million Americans wold be cheering! Great Final Address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIbLtumN__U&feature=emb_title Scott Adams Thought for the Day: ‘Trump never had to protect himself from his own troops.’
19/01/2021: Relax This Morning With Dancing Birds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMFfHVGu8-0&feature=emb_title
19/01/2021: ‘Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.’ – Confucius
19/01/2021: A truly ancient porker: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60483
18/01/2021: A Burial so Poignant: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60474
18/01/2021: Of course it was a communist Chinese bio-weapon: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9153885/Mike-Pompeo-reveals-intel-implicating-Wuhan-lab-origins-COVID-19-pandemic.html
18/01/2021: I have
been wondering what the numbers really were too. They counted 74+ million
for Trump and we can see 3 million fake votes for Biden in the six ‘swing’
states alone in the Navarro Report. There is also clear evidence of vast
amounts of vote switching by machine - at least 5% overall just to ‘kick it
along’ so Mike Linell’s 79 milion for Trump against 68 million for Biden is
ball-park but I agree with him that 68 million still seems too high when over 30%
of democrat voters also thought Trump won (clearly because they voted for him
too). Anyway you have 80+ million very angry people (hence the huge military
build-up), but if there is to be an insurrection surely the military will join
(or lead) the insurrection instead of firing on it, since they would be Trump
loyalists almost to a man (or woman) as voting data consistently shows?
Remember how easily
Judging from the military’s response to Pence today I would not want to be in Biden’s shoes: https://streamable.com/waeo8j
17/01/2021: Some gal - 661 lambs: https://www.theland.com.au/story/7086965/solo-womens-shearing-world-record-broken-by-new-zealand-local/ Move over Jackie Howe https://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/10/21/2397477.htm PS: I met an old shearer years ago who was there when Jackie set that record, and who took part in the Great Shearer’s Strike which also occurred in the 1890s. The granddad knew a man who was on the First Fleet. We are a ‘young’ country still.
17/01/2021: ‘Sea surface temperatures began rising from 1900, long before CO2 emissions could have had the slightest effect on the world’s climate. Indeed the rate of rise from 1910 to 1940 was every bit as fast as since 1980. This also correlates with tidal gauge records of sea level rise around the world, which show a similar pattern. Simple physics tell us that the oceans drive the world’s climate, and not the atmosphere. The heat capacity of the oceans is so much greater than the air, that the heat capacity of an atmospheric column of unit area cross section extending from the ocean surface to the outermost layers of the atmosphere is equivalent to the heat capacity of a column of seawater of 2.6-metre depth. Put another way, rising ocean temperatures cause atmospheric temperatures to rise, and not vice versa. We can readily see that every time there is an El Nino. So the real question is what has caused sea temperatures to steadily rise since 1900? And if you think it is greenhouse gases, then you need to explain how these also caused the pre 1940 rise’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/16/the-ocean-warming-enigma/
16/01/2021: Thomas Sowell: Is truth irrelevant? https://elkodaily.com/opinion/columnists/thomas-sowell-is-truth-irrelevant/article_a16fda11-ecd9-5726-83c3-1ce49f771421.html
Counter-Coup beginning? 25,000 troops to guard Biden’s inauguration. Larger
15/01/2021: An Ultralight Hiker's Xmas: Many of you perhaps wonder what might be the 'dream' present for your ultralight hiker/hunter beloved. Maybe if I told you about my beloved's choice (for me) for the last two-three 'spoiling' occasions it might give you some inspiration?
For example for Xmas she bought me this beautiful little pack rifle which I have been wanting for some time. May also help me protect her from wild dogs. It is an under 500 gram .22 calibre single shot, but it should do the trick at putting the occasional bunny/duck etc in the pot. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/15/an-ultralight-hikers-xmas/
15/01/2021: Save This Brave Pigeon: https://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/australia-kill-pigeon-crossed-pacific-oregon-75242726
15/01/2021: Very Strange: A Nursing Home had Zero Coronavirus Deaths. Then, It Vaccinates Residents for Coronavirus and the Deaths Begin. We also have this from Norway: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/01/14/did-cnn-accidentally-prove-that-trump-did-not-incite-the-violence-at-the-capitol-n1346680 & http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/10/a-nursing-home-had-zero-coronavirus-deaths-then-it-vaccinates-residents-for-coronavirus-and-the-deaths-begin/ - don’t know whether this is true or widespread.
15/01/2021: The Capitol Invaders Were Not Trump Supporters. Who were they – after all this was happening whilst Trump was still addressing his rally a 45 minute walk away: https://norwaytoday.info/news/norwegian-medicines-agency-links-13-deaths-to-vaccine-side-effects-those-who-died-were-frail-and-old/ & https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/01/14/did-cnn-accidentally-prove-that-trump-did-not-incite-the-violence-at-the-capitol-n1346680 & https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/the-insurrection-lie/ Harris and Biden are on record as having repeatedly urged on other rioters with impunity yet Trump who repeatedly urged only peaceful protest is to be impeached lest he rise again and maybe win a second term – as if his backing of another candidate (eg Ivanka or Don Jr) under the aegis of MAGA would not have the same effect! All this will do is cement in the great majority of American voters’ minds how the election was stolen, how Trump will be their only legitimate President for all tiem and how Biden is a fake and a cheat who will be disrespected and scorned forever.
15/01/2021: The Third Navarro Report Shows Fraudulent Votes are Ten Times the Margin of Biden’s ‘Victory’. This coup is the worst disaster in American history: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-trump-teams-peter-navarro-drops-third-report-providing-proof-trump-won/ 3 million illegal votes in just those six states (to add to Trump’s accredited 74 million (or subtract from Biden’s margin of 300,000). How many more in the other 44 states?
14/01/2021: A Colony on Ceres? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/13/study-proposes-orbital-ceres-colony/
14/01/2021: Pence’s treachery
So Biden won? How’s this for election
fraud? 300,000 mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania alone which never went
through the Post Office: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/pattern-recognition-specialist-jovan-pulitzer-says-300k-pa-mail-ballots-never-processed-usps-video/
And this: A ballot box in California has
still not been picked up for the November election: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/still-ballot-box-street-conservative-leaning-lone-pine-ca-local-officials-refuse-come-pick/
Remember this when they tell you there was no fraud. Half of US states backed a
Supreme Court challenge to the election (led by
13/01/2021: Creating Truth. Youtube
have now deleted President Trump’s address to the Save
13/01/2021: A Triple Star World – what might life be like on such a world? When science fiction becomes science fact: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/12/planetary-sleuthing-finds-triple-star-world/
13/01/2021: Voyages of the Starship
13/01/2021: Why ‘young and free’ is just about right, and why I will continue to sing it so: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/12/pbw-on-being-young-and-free/
13/01/2021: Fair point Catallaxy:
• Assassination of John F. Kennedy: 12,064 words, 180 footnotes.
• General relativity: 20,549 words, 214 footnotes.
• World War II: 24,672 words, 415 footnotes.
• Jesus Christ: 25,735 words, 466 footnotes.
• 2021 storming of the United States Capitol: 38,829 words, 631 footnotes.”
Quite a crowd though:
Now President Trump speaks from Alamo
12/01/2021: Some progress towards an
alternative (social) media list: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/sick-communist-like-censorship-list-popular-uncensored-media-options/
BTW. 1. I am having trouble ‘restoring’ the Menu Bar in Brave. I am so used to
it in Mozilla. 2. I have been researching ‘alternatives to Windows/Android
operating systems’ and ‘alternative browsers’, etc. You can do the same. There
are many. I will be trialing some on an old computer and mobile phone. 3. Uptodown
is an alternative App store to Google Play. 4. If you know a decent ‘conservative’
news service in
12/01/2021: At least this is uplifting: More Space Milestones: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/11/northrop-grummans-cygnus-space-freighter-departs-space-station/
12/01/2021: The Tech Giant Control is just terrifying. Read what they are doing to the website Parler. This tyranny must be stopped: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/parler-ceo-our-service-has-been-dropped-by-every-vendor-and-could-end-our-business/ Parler has sued using anti-trust legislation but this could take a long time. Mind you, two can play at that game: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/idaho-isp-blocks-facebook-and-twitter-bravo/
If this Italian connection is true (and I am unsure of it) it is not all over yet by a long shot. What an alarming situation. https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20087/mike-pompeo-in-italy-making-arrests/
Mass murderers (inciting same) are allowed on Twitter but not Donald Trump: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/11/twitter-endorses-bombers/
12/01/2021: He did not incite. You
judge yourself. You can still watch Trump address his supporters before the
march on the Capitol here. He urged them only to ‘Peacefully and Patriotically
Make Your Voices Heard.’ The ‘fake news’ is well aware that at least
500,000 Trump supporters were present in DC on that day and were not a part of
the few dozens of people in the Capitol building. Let me be clear. If Trump called for a building to be stormed, you
would not have a building today. (Frankly
I found it inspiring – I got up in the wee small hours of the morning to watch
it live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrGJfQzUrnY&feature=emb_title
PS: Youtube have now
Who really stormed the Capitol? Antifa: https://www.infowars.com/posts/watch-live-red-alert-the-purge-has-begun/ ‘the flash bangs started going off at the US Capitol before President Trump was finished with his speech at the Ellipse. A vast majority of patriots left the Ellipse and went home after President Trump finished his speech.’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/ignored-media-flash-bangs-going-off-us-capitol-trump-finished-speech-antifa-organized-protest-near-us-capitol-stormed/
11/01/2021: A Golden Queen: Della: ‘This evening's harvest of Golden Queen peaches and apricots: How beautifully they glow in the early evening light! The wet spring and summer has given us bountiful fruit this year.The blood plums were ready over Christmas and New Year, and the bulk of that crop had either fallen or been eaten by the cockies before we knew it. We have 2 later varieties almost ready though, so we will get a second and a third chance. Meanwhile we have been munching on glorious plumcots and yellow "Simon Demon" plums. The Golden Queen peaches are my favourite yellow clingstone variety, firm and tasty for both eating and preserving. The little stunted tree has outdone itself this year, and I am wondering where I am going to find the time this week to preserve what we can't eat ...A job for another day, most certainly, but with shearing about to begin, I am not quite sure which day it might be’
11/01/2021: The Genuine Article?
The next few days could get very very interesting: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/are-the-dems-and-trump-both-trying-to/
The Democrats and Big Tech certainly seem to be running scared. Something else
sinister on Pelosi’s missing laptop perhaps: https://www.bitchute.com/video/LS2wchM2C3rn/ Some people are claiming Trump has already
signed the Insurrection Act and is co-ordinating the military from the central
military command centre in
11/01/2021: A 37C day here at Jeeralang Junction today, so not so pleasant but…I am reminded of my post from this very day in 2011: ‘A few years ago I remember we had a 28C day in July (nice 'Indian Summer' day). Today we are having an 11C day in mid January (not so welcome unless you are of the apres ski set). This is global warming?’
11/01/2021: Main Street
11/01/2021: It is a sad day for liberty when you must go to ‘fringe’ sites to get the news because the mainstream is so (obviously and dictatorially) compromised. Some I have been reading (in no particular order) – You should too: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/ & https://www.naturalnews.com/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ & https://www.theepochtimes.com /& https://justthenews.com/ & https://www.infowars.com/ etc. These will give you important insights you are missing. All such sites are under constant attack, but also they are suffering from huge overload as people flock to them. Eg Fox News has just about collapsed whilst chat service GAB gas had a 750% increase in traffic overnight. PS: You will notice I can't even post the url of some such sites on Facebook - such is the level of censorship and control! I suspect I will be banned from Facebook soon.
11/01/2021: We need to start making a list of the groups working hard to stifle freedom and move away from and de-fund them. Here are some to begin with just today: Apple, Mozilla, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube…I will add others as time moves on. You can seek alternatives or sell shares to weaken their efforts. For example, I will be moving away from the Windows operating system to Linux. I will do the same with the Android system on my phone (owned by Google). These people are even working at updating your phone’s software so that it will not receive emergency broadcasts. I no longer want to be controlled by Microsoft or Google – well, I never did. Apple has also shown itself to be a ‘bad actor’. Tough for you folks with Iphones. Throw them in the sea! You can buy an Android phone and install an Android alternative operating system. There are also alternative sources of Apps to the Google Play Store. There are other alternatives. For example, I have already moved from Google search to DuckDuckGo and from Mozilla to Opera (now to Brave) for example. I deleted Chrome (Google owned) ages ago. Again there are alternatives to eg Facebook, Twitter. Many of my friends have already moved (before their accounts are deleted anyway). Parler, Gab, MeWe etc, etc. Rumble is an alternative to Youtube. There are others. My prediction is that millions (perhaps billions) of folks will do this and many of these ‘Tech Giants’ will crash. Why ‘Mozilla’ too you say? Here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/want-blood-mozilla-argues-must-done-rid-internet-president-trump-bad-actors/ Mozilla is now owned by Google. Unfortunately Opera is owned by the Chinese: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/opera-sold-600-million-chinese-consortium/ There will be updates soon…Try the Brave browser: https://brave.com/ It is fast. Just impossible to keep this post updated. Things are moving too fast.
10/01/2021: Truly Shocking: Abortion Leading Global Cause of Death in 2020 with 42.7 Million Killed – as with euthanasia, we need to think very carefully before we decide to end people’s lives: https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/01/01/abortion-leading-global-cause-of-death-in-2020-with-42-7-million-killed/ - but this is not ‘genocide’; instead it is a ‘human right’. Go figure.
10/01/2021: Surveillance HQ - Great to see that we make the list – do you remember when John Cain first installed a few of these (as a ‘temporary emergency’ measure during the CHOGM Conference in 1982?) but they were all to be removed as being a wholly unacceptable infringement of our liberties? Since then dictatorship seems to have galloped rather than crept: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/mapped-the-top-surveillance-cities-worldwide/
10/01/2021: Trump actually did win by a huge margin (as you can see) after you subtract voter fraud: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/new-detailed-inventory-election-fraud-2020-election-deroy-murdock-provides-strong-evidence-president-trumps-performance-swing-states-overall-race/ but look what is happening to the evidence: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-fbi-claims-jurisdiction-yesterday-took-control-shredded-ballots-analyzed-georgia-sends-back-shredder/ The attacks on freedom and free speech by the Left are terrible: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/the-tech-giants-purge-trump-conservatives-74-million-people/
9/01/2021: Big Tech Dictatorship: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-twitter-bans-president-donald-trump-permanently/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-apple-threatens-ban-parler-unless-enact-draconian-censorship-policies-demanded-big-tech-oligarchs/ & Heaps of other Trump supporters being banned from Facebook Twitter etc and being fired from their jobs! If the people rise up and end this coup with violence many will be cheering them on! The Second American Revolution may well be upon us. It will need to happen in the next few days or it will be too late – and all is lost.
9/01/2021: The apocryphal demonisation of Angus McMillan (the ‘discoverer of Gippsland’) makes ‘interesting’ reading. The bizarre inventiveness of communist ‘historians’ is legion. Add this to your library of aboriginal history fabrication: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/12/the-warrigal-creek-massacre-true-story-or-apocryphal/
9/01/2021: It is the storming of the
Capitol by an illegally elected swathe of Democrats and Rino supporters which
is the great wrong of our time. We literally witnessed a coup yesterday play
out on live television and our politicians are acting as if the citizens are in
the wrong. Limbaugh: “There's a lot
of people calling for the end of violence...I am glad Sam Adams, Thomas Paine,
the actual Tea Party guys, the men at Lexington and Concord didn't feel that
way.” Scott Adams: "This protest
was the most appropriate thing I have ever seen
9/01/2021: The last vestiges of news will disappear rapidly in this new era, but you should catch these nine brochures about our climate before they are lost forever: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/01/white-house-brochures-on-climate-there-is-no-climate-crisis/
8/01/2021: Super Ultralight Tent Pegs: Sometimes you just need a really, really ultralight peg. These guys will not have the same 'purchase' as a heavier, thicker diameter or longer peg bu they are super ultralight: only one or two grams each. They might suit for pegging down the edge of your ultralight titanium DIY Hobo Stove for example, or for pinning down your (small) dog sleeping bags. Maybe even for (intermediate pegs) eg on your ground sheet - anything which needs horizontal location without much 'lift' and which does not require too much strength. Probably many other uses. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/08/super-ultralight-tent-pegs/
8/01/2021: Hats Off to Steve Kates:
‘How did PDT achieve so much surrounded as he was by so many enemies? Of
course, the supreme good was he prevented Hilary from being president for the
past four years. And he revealed how vile the
8/01/2021: The Democrat Washington DC leadership deliberately allowed protesters into the Capitol in a truly nefarious move to demonise Donald Trump: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/allowing-antifa-domestic-terrorists-burn-country-fbi-director-wray-vows-charge-participated-siege-capitol/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/video-capitol-police-removed-barriers-allowed-protesters-walk-right-capitol/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/going-another-video-surfaces-capitol-police-leading-protesters-washington-capitol/ You should note this: Trump Supporters Pulled Violent Protesters Away from the Capitol Building When They Started Damaging It – Who Were These People? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/not-making-headlines-trump-supporters-pulled-protesters-away-capitol-building-started-damaging-people/
8/01/2021: Clearly a cowardly murderous execution of a peaceful protester – but I do not expect to see the perpetrator punished: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/graphic-warning-up-close-footage-shows-officer-aim-and-fire-at-ashli-babbitt/
7/01/2021: Today is the end of
‘ This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.’
Meanwhile Patrick Byrne was actually
watching the Chinese etc steal
Meanwhile some evil scum executed a young woman peacefully protesting inside the Capitol: https://twitter.com/i/status/1346938016636526592
This is ominous. Trump said he would lead the march on the Capitol but he never turned up. Instead some Antifa guys disguised as MAGA led the charge: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtb1OP/the-go-home-in-peace-video-of-tr/
Here is the deleted Twitter message again: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtaTpK/trumps-deleted-twitter-message/c/
It was a set-up – police let them through: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtaTlD/they-were-setup--video-of-capito/c/
7/01/2021: Good Lord!Your tax dollars at work. Thank goodness we are married: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/01/gladyss-gov-outdoes-the-abc-with-advice-on-masturbating-during-covid-.html
7/01/2021: Forward the future – at last a wooden satellite: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/03/worlds-first-wooden-satellite-to-be-launched-by-japan-in-2023/
6/01/2021: Things are happening: https://thedonald.win/p/11Rh1YXKJK/statement-from-president-donald-/c/ & https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1346652589673345024?s=21 & https://thedonald.win/p/11Rh1YYhQH/election-fraud-missing-piece-mi6/ & https://vocaroo.com/1e976QE4oDoy
6/01/2021: Deconstructing Dominion’s vote-rigging algorithm produces a stunning Trump victory (Yet they are up to the same tricks today in Georgia: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/reports-dominion-machines-breaking-several-georgia-gop-precincts-voters-told-workers-will-scan-ballots-later/ These machines ‘required’ 93% ‘adjudication’ in Fulton County in the Nov 3 poll): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/expert-edward-solomons-analysis-2020-election-shows-thousands-ballots-switched-trump-states-won-mi-ga-pa-biden-enough-steal-election/
Going for the steal the second time – why would you not: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/no-republican-observers-present-fulton-county-tabulation-center-screens-facing-away-media-pen-videos/
6/01/2021: The most famous song which no-one knows the words of: https://www.rd.com/article/what-does-auld-lang-syne-mean/
‘We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.’
6/01/2021: I have to have one (or two) of these - a .50 calibre air rifle: https://www.airforceairguns.com/product-p/u2050.htm Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsSYngXbCc0 More: https://heyshooters.com/best-big-bore-air-rifle/ Wow – a 12 shot .35 calibre air rifle which will take down a deer: https://www.amazon.com/Gamo-Winchester-Bore-70-35-Rifle/dp/B079SYPL6H?tag=deeheyshooters-20
6/01/2021: I am still ‘an innocent abroad’ when it comes to the level of evil/corruption all around us. Without going into Lin Wood’s recent revelations about pedophile gang control of important people (including Supreme Court head John Roberts - or this: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/counterfeit-us-ballots-found-in-georgia-along-with-chinese-shipping-receipt/) the list here of 24 state governors in the US who are members of the Chinese Communist Party will chill you…and that is just the beginning. Trump must win tomorrow or all is lost: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19978/january-6th-a-day-of-light-or-darkness/ Before you lose heart, there is hope, and here he is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpC07PM-n6s&feature=emb_title
Lots of folks in
05/01/2021: Lightest Carbon Fibre Canadian Canoe: Here’s the lightest carbon fibre Canadian I could find the Hornbeck Blackjack at 11 lbs (5 kg). An interesting alternative to a packraft. You could make one yourself (say 5 kg) having first made a plywood version such as this Peasemarch 10 or Dengemarsh 10 17-18 kg version as a mould. An interesting couple of weekend’s work. You can buy the carbon fibre cloth cheaply enough from eg Aliexpress. Or: New DIY Pack Raft – the ultralight version weighs 815 grams and costs $A$ $227.46 (Jan 2021) Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/lightest-carbon-fibre-canadian-canoe/
05/01/2021: How good would this be:
05/01/2021: Can it get any worse than this – ending a prayer with the phrase, ‘Amen and Awomen’? So be it! Latin scholars are revulsed! https://twitter.com/i/status/1345866081815187459
05/01/2021: 5% everywhere - What a great leg-up for Biden: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/fraud-alert-analysis-3000-counties-reveals-joe-biden-received-5-6-votes-counties-using-dominion-voting-machines/ Other examples https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-election-data-shows-17650-votes-switched-from-trump-to-biden-data-scientists_3640670.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-01-02-1 & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/must-watch-video-data-scientists-discover-432000-votes-removed-president-trump-least-15-counties-pennsylvania/ & https://noqreport.com/2021/01/04/patrick-byrne-bombshell-chinese-shipping-receipt-found-with-shredded-ballots-in-georgia/ The fraud wasn’t just in the ‘swing’ states. Imagine how huge Trump’s victory would have been without this massive fraud, eg 9% in Florida: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/what-are-the-odds-all-dumps-favour-biden/ Maybe this will happen: https://100percentfedup.com/breaking-video-peter-navarro-enrages-dems-says-pence-can-reschedule-later-inauguration/ A ten day audit will be the end of it. No doubt.
04/01/2021: Farewell 2020 the year when ‘aloof’ was supplanted. Grammarians praised it for teaching the correct usage of gerunds whilst stylists deplored its awkward phrases preferring simpler adjectives and nouns.
04/01/2021: The PM says 'we are one' - so why do our embassies have 3 flags? (I can’t even identify all of them) https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/01/liberal-national-party-mp-calls-for-removal-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-flags-at-austra.html PS: I liked the wording ’young’ in the National Anthem - whose wording ie ‘young’ = ‘new’ we actually voted for back in 1974. We have not voted for this change to ‘one’ which I do not endorse anyway as I resent the implication of enforced conformity implied. I am surprised that the attack wasn’t on the word ‘fair’ meaning ‘beautiful’ and not ‘white’ however. At the time the song was written one might well have described a beautiful black person as ‘fair’, just as I would still describe a happy person as ‘gay’ - if I dared!
04/01/2021: Much as I would like to
think that the
03/01/2021: Mighty Oaks: As they say 'from little acorns grow'. Yet there are those who debunk some of my modest efforts to reduce minor aspects of my pack weight (such as my recent 'Toothbrush Spoon' post -which saves at least 10 grams), or my DIY Ten Gram Pillow which probably saves you at least an ounce (or 30 grams).
I know even my own son opined that he was quite happy to carry the extra 10 grams even when I pointed out to him that to do so was the equivalent (in kilograms) of moving ten times that number (ie 100 kilograms) a distance of 1 metre. See A Lazy Man's Guide to Hiking and Hunting.
These tiny savings can add up, so that soon you have saved 100 grams or even a kilogram off your pack weight. the equivalents respectively of having moved 1 tonne or ten tonnes a distance of a metre - a considerable amount of work which I pointed out to him would involve his having had to carry quite a quantity of extra food to have performed. Itself something which also requires work, and so on, ad infinitum!
Even though I years ago thought I had pretty much completed all my major pack weight savings, nonetheless every year I seem to find the odd other wrinkle which still makes a difference. You will notice that many of these weight savings were quite cheap or DIY. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/mighty-oaks/
03/01/2021: Enough of ‘the new normal’ already, ‘Examples of the new normal are all around us and affect all aspects of our lives. Defunding the police while crime skyrockets is the new normal. Prisoners being released back on the streets, while hairdressers and restaurant owners are fined and sometimes jailed, is the new normal. Big tech and mainstream media shutting down all voices opposing their agenda, while extolling the virtues of democracy and free speech, is the new normal. A CNN reporter describing demonstrators as “peaceful protesters,” while behind him the skyline burns, is the new normal. Closing down all restaurants, houses of worship, and small businesses while allowing protesters to burn, riot, and loot in the name of “social justice” is the new normal. Prisoners in certain states receiving the COVID vaccine while vulnerable seniors must wait is the new normal. The latest COVID Relief bill, which included only a paltry sum in relief for tens of millions of desperate Americans, while granting billions in foreign aid, is the new normal’ https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/01/we_dont_need_to_accept_the_new_normal_the_left_is_forcing_on_us.html
03/01/2021: Beware: The Green Energy Czar’s will make your house (which perhaps people have found a satisfactory home for centuries) worthless: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/31/britains-new-climate-plan-that-could-make-millions-of-homes-unsellable/
03/01/2021: Isn’t this sad? Nursing Home Patients Dying Of Loneliness Amid COVID Lockdown: https://www.weaselzippers.us/461775-nursing-home-patients-dying-of-loneliness-amid-covid-lockdown/
02/01/2021: 76 Gram Cookset: I am putting together an overnight/weekend kit which is as ultralight as I can get it. I will probably carry it in my 193 Gram Pack. It will definitely include this cook set. The pot is the Evernew EBT278R 55 gram 570 ml pot.You can find it on Amazon for example for US 22.90 (Jan 2021), possibly elsewhere cheaper.
Inside is my titanium roll-up hobo stove weighing 20 grams which you can make yourself in a few minutes using simple hand tools for a cost of US$4. I will need a couple of ultralight tent stakes (not these ones - well, the paint will burn off quickly!) and a wooden spoon (as shown) and I m good to go. I will add one of these 'Hot Lips' so I don't burn my lips. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/02/76-gram-cookset/
02/01/2021: Glacier Mice – one of the world’s most interesting living things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_mice & https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24833132-900-the-curious-case-of-the-glacier-mice-that-seem-to-dance-on-ice/
02/01/2021: Churchill’s words are as true today as they were during Britain’s darkest hour – because today is the darkest hour of Wetern democracy since that time: ‘If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.’ Still hoping that at the eleventh hour this disaster can still be averted withot massive bloodshed: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/new-year-2021-five-days-to-go-will-america-fight-for-freedom-while-they-still-can/
02/01/2021: Let’s all just wear masks (and die of pneumonia): ‘In 2009, Dr. Anthony Fauci co-authored a paper about the Spanish Flu Epidemic…of the First World War (which) caused millions of deaths. In studying this major and actual pandemic…Dr. Fauci… discovered that most of the victims of the Spanish Flu didn’t die from the Spanish Flu. They died from bacterial pneumonia. And the bacterial pneumonia was caused by…wearing masks.’ (BTW: Broken link in catallaxy: https://newswithviews.com/no-governments-have-isolated-covid-19-virus-what-does-that-mean/) https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/31/masking-the-truth/
01/01/2021: A Cure for cancer? Fenbendazole. Another interesting use for animal drenches. Worth a try? I have a sheep which I would otherwise have to put down I will try this on. I will report back in a couple of months: https://www.mycancerstory.rocks/single-post/2016/08/22/Shake-up-your-life-how-to-change-your-own-perspective
01/01/2021: Why Roman concrete is stronger than it ever was, while modern concrete decays: https://www.zmescience.com/science/geology/roman-concrete-seawater-043432/
01/01/2021: The Man Who Invented More Than 800 Iconic Toys - at 98 Eddie still whistles while he works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sKKan_Q9VU&feature=emb_title
31/12/2020: The Perfect Thistle Weapon: Or brush cutter - also excellent for track clearing. As you may know we have been pretty much self-sufficient farmers most of our lives. If I can avoid it I would rather not use herbicides though this is not always possible. I doubt though there is a more effective way of eliminating blackberries from one's property for example.
Some years are 'the year of the thistle' and they just keep coming up. This year they were away in autumn and no matter how many times one tried to get around the wretched things there were still more of them.
Once you have them down to a manageable number it is easier on the back to carry around a hand tool than a backpack full of herbicide. For some years I have used an ultralight mattock I made - which I still recommend.
My spinal fusion operation makes the bent-over position needed to wield it pretty uncomfortable after a bit so I was looking for something I could use in a more upright position. I found an old fern-hook in the shed which I figured I could make a lighter handle for out of some 1 1/4" aluminium tubing.
This worked so well I went looking to see whether I could find anything better - well, to tell the truth I was looking for another one so Della could help out on this job! I found these folk Tramontina who make a range of brush cutter (sickle) heads. I bought their heavy duty (710 gram) one from eBay and attached an aluminium shaft to it. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/30/the-perfect-thistle-weapon/
31/12/2020: Witness Jovan Pulitzer under oath stating Dominion machines are hacked in real time right now in Georgia: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-dominion-machines-hacked-live-during-georgia-election-hearing/ President Trump, Please write an executive order to have 2020 ballots and images audited quickly by the method devised by Jovan Pulitzer: ihttps://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/president-trump-please-write-executive-order-2020-ballots-images-select-states-audited-quickly-method-designed-jovan-pulitizer/
This will be a good start: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/georgia-senate-judiciary-subcommittee-unanimously-passes-motion-audit-fulton-countys-absentee-ballots-using-method-outlined-jovan-pulitzer/
31/12/2020: For those who came in late…A Compilation of (some) Election Fraud Evidence. Ten times more than enough to overturn the result: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1344009358472957953.html
And who is the most
admired man in
30/12/2020: I knew this was coming
but it sure should blow a lot of things wide open: Wikileaks
just dumped all of their files online. Everything
from Hillary Clinton's emails, McCain's being guilty, Vegas shooting done by an
FBI sniper, Steve Jobs HIV letter, PedoPodesta, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran,
Bilderberg, CIA agents arrested for rape, WHO pandemic. Happy Digging! Here you
go, please read and pass it on..... https://file.wikileaks.org/file/... These are
30/12/2020: DIY 10 Gram Pillow: You can cut down the Graham Flexair pillow (which you can buy lots of places for about $2 using your home vacuum bag sealer to make a 10 gram hiking pillow (as shown). My sealer will only handle a seal of a little over 11″ so my pillow (sealed area) is approx 11″ x 7″ which I personally find quite comfortable enough for a neck pillow – which also fits inside the hood of my sleeping bag incidentally.
Place the pillow in the sealer, close the lid, press the ‘Bag seal’ button. You have to wait for the pump timer to progress to the seal timer mode. It is automatic. When sealing here is a slightly different sound which stops when the process is done. carefully remove the sealed pillow. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/30/diy-10-gram-pillow/
30/12/2020: This is
my perception too, ‘In the
30/12/2020: As January 6 draws nearer many of us are becoming increasingly anxious that something must be done, but it is quite possible that Trump already has the situation in hand and has already entered into an agreement with Mike Pence (remember Defence Chief Miller congratulating him last week for a mysterious yet successfully carried out military operation?) or is about to declare the election fraud an act of war and so nullify it in that way. This guy Mike Adams is worth a read (though perhaps he be best taken with a grain or three of salt): https://thedonald.win/p/11RO2juCqV/situation-update-dec-29th--exten/
29/12/2020: The Last Stand:
‘There is one hope for the defeated
That he cannot hope in victory.
Is it not better to die as a man,
Than to live in shame before the eyes of all?’ We should remember the Birkenhead, Rorke’s Drift,
29/12/2020: This foreign interference is just what Mike Pence needs; I trust the full Ratcliffe report is also imminent: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/12/28/the-guarantee-clause-the-electoral-count-act-of-1887-the-dni-ratcliffe-report-on-foreign-interference-and-vp-mike-pence/ & https://creativedestructionmedia.com/investigations/2020/12/28/breaking-white-house-has-extensive-evidence-of-foreign-interference-in-nov-3rd-election-example-1-nevada-sos-sent-voter-information-to-pakistani-intelligence/ & https://creativedestructionmedia.com/investigations/2020/12/28/foreign-election-interference-2-dominion-sent-information-election-night-to-5-countries-frankfurt-saw-30-spike-election-night/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/a-smart-thermostat-spy-in-voting-machines-sent-data-direct-to-china/
may also be enough to convince him to act: In
then there is this:
29/12/2020: Remember this: Lockdowns Were Inspired by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP): https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/27/lockdowns-were-inspired-by-the-ccp-admits-professor-pantsdown/ and were based on this false narrative: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/330000-americans-die-china-coronavirus-closer-20000-died-china-coronavirus/ as well as banning effective cheap medicines such as Ivomec and Hydroxychloroquine. ‘The fact that you can go out is a privilege, and it should be respected in an appropriate way, in accordance with the government’s requirements’. Brad Hazzard – NSW Health Minister. Oh Dear, And now this: New Study of 10 Million Chinese Finds Asymptomatic Covid Spread Never Existed: https://nationalfile.com/what-new-study-of-10-million-chinese-finds-asymptomatic-covid-spread-never-existed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-new-study-of-10-million-chinese-finds-asymptomatic-covid-spread-never-existed & this: Coca Cola Tests Positive to Covid: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/austrian-lawmaker-tests-coca-cola-covid-infection-colleagues-drink-tests-positive/
28/12/2020: Sad really:
28/12/2020: This is certainly one of the things I fear: German Economist Says ‘Great Reset Will Cause a Crash Worse than 1930s’: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/26/german-economist-great-reset-will-cause-a-crash-worse-than-1930s/
28/12/2020: Massive new fraud evidence here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/mathematician-bobby-piton-finds-500000-unique-last-names-pennsylvania-sophisticated-state-actor-able-optimize-desired-outcome/ and here: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dozens-of-georgia-witnesses-step-forward/ More Voter Fraud Videos here: https://rumble.com/vc5nk7-georgia-a-close-look-at-the-data-and-events-of-the-general-election-chapter.html & https://thedonald.win/p/11RNtPwz8n/unbelievable-dozens-of-georgia-w/c/ & NB Also Navarro Report Update: Peter Navarro Expands Election Fraud Memo, Number of Illegal Ballots Dwarf Biden Victory Margin By Over Two: https://thenationalpulse.com/breaking/navarro-election-memo-update/ & Sydney Powell Report: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/attorney-sidney-attorney-sidney-powell-releases-270-page-document-on-massive-2020-election-fraud-involving-foreign-interference-releases-270-page-document-massive-2020-election-fraud-involving-foreign/ Mike Pence must reject the electors from the disputed states on January 6 and elect Trump on the numbers from the states which had valid elections.
27/12/2020: I am sick of Facebook etc acting like Big Brother – a $2 million fine would certainly make them think twice! https://worthypolitics.com/we-need-this-in-u-s-every-time-facebook-or-twitter-censor-free-speech-in-poland-they-will-face-2-2-million-fine/
27/12/2020: 20 Seconds of Nuclear Fusion in
27/12/2020: Ways to a quick resolution; https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/twj-exclusive-new-legal-memo-giving-trump-supporters-hope-christmas/ & https://noqreport.com/2020/12/24/viral-legal-memo-calls-for-new-leadership-at-doj-to-file-variation-of-texas-lawsuit-with-scotus/ & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/mike_pence_is_being_held_out_as_the_potential_savior_of_a_fair_election.html
26/12/2020: Xmas is different here in the bush:
The Fire at Ross’s Farm
The squatter saw his pastures wide
Decrease, as one by one
The farmers moving to the west
Selected on his run;
Selectors took the water up
And all the black soil round;
The best grass-land the squatter had
Was spoilt by Ross’s Ground.
Now many schemes to shift old Ross
Had racked the squatter’s brains,
But Sandy had the stubborn blood
Of Scotland in his veins;
He held the land and fenced it in,
He cleared and ploughed the soil,
And year by year a richer crop
Repaid him for his toil.
Between the homes for many years
The devil left his tracks:
The squatter pounded Ross’s stock,
And Sandy pounded Black’s.
A well upon the lower run
Was filled with earth and logs,
And Black laid baits about the farm
To poison Ross’s dogs.
It was, indeed, a deadly feud
Of class and creed and race;
But, yet, there was a Romeo
And a Juliet in the case;
And more than once across the flats,
Beneath the Southern Cross,
Young Robert Black was seen to ride
With pretty Jenny Ross.
One Christmas time, when months of drought
Had parched the western creeks,
The bush-fires started in the north
And travelled south for weeks.
At night along the river-side
The scene was grand and strange —
The hill-fires looked like lighted streets
Of cities in the range.
The cattle-tracks between the trees
Were like long dusky aisles,
And on a sudden breeze the fire
Would sweep along for miles;
Like sounds of distant musketry
It crackled through the brakes,
And o’er the flat of silver grass
It hissed like angry snakes.
It leapt across the flowing streams
And raced o’er pastures broad;
It climbed the trees and lit the boughs
And through the scrubs it roared.
The bees fell stifled in the smoke
Or perished in their hives,
And with the stock the kangaroos
Went flying for their lives.
The sun had set on Christmas Eve,
When, through the scrub-lands wide,
Young Robert Black came riding home
As only natives ride.
He galloped to the homestead door
And gave the first alarm:
`The fire is past the granite spur,
`And close to Ross’s farm.’
`Now, father, send the men at once,
They won’t be wanted here;
Poor Ross’s wheat is all he has
To pull him through the year.’
`Then let it burn,’ the squatter said;
`I’d like to see it done —
I’d bless the fire if it would clear
Selectors from the run.
`Go if you will,’ the squatter said,
`You shall not take the men —
Go out and join your precious friends,
And don’t come here again.’
`I won’t come back,’ young Robert cried,
And, reckless in his ire,
He sharply turned his horse’s head
And galloped towards the fire.
And there, for three long weary hours,
Half-blind with smoke and heat,
Old Ross and Robert fought the flames
That neared the ripened wheat.
The farmer’s hand was nerved by fears
Of danger and of loss;
And Robert fought the stubborn foe
For the love of Jenny Ross.
But serpent-like the curves and lines
Slipped past them, and between,
Until they reached the bound’ry where
The old coach-road had been.
`The track is now our only hope,
There we must stand,’ cried Ross,
`For nought on earth can stop the fire
If once it gets across.’
Then came a cruel gust of wind,
And, with a fiendish rush,
The flames leapt o’er the narrow path
And lit the fence of brush.
`The crop must burn!’ the farmer cried,
`We cannot save it now,’
And down upon the blackened ground
He dashed the ragged bough.
But wildly, in a rush of hope,
His heart began to beat,
For o’er the crackling fire he heard
The sound of horses’ feet.
`Here’s help at last,’ young Robert cried,
And even as he spoke
The squatter with a dozen men
Came racing through the smoke.
Down on the ground the stockmen jumped
And bared each brawny arm,
They tore green branches from the trees
And fought for Ross’s farm;
And when before the gallant band
The beaten flames gave way,
Two grimy hands in friendship joined —
And it was Christmas Day.
— Henry Lawson (1895)
26/12/2020: A Very Big Bang 1600 Light Years Long: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/24/a-blazar-in-the-early-universe/
26/12/2020: More Pack Mods: You should not be afraid to ‘have a go’. No manufacturer ever made the perfect pack (for you) but there is some chance you can do so yourself – at least it is worth a try. I have hauled this old pack around now for a number of years since Joe Valesko (at Zpacks) first made it for me over a decade ago. Back then he called it his ‘Blast’ pack, and it certainly has been for me.
Back then it was half cuben fibre but that wore through fairly quickly. I should not have been surprised really as it replaced an identical totally cuben fibre one I trashed pretty darned quickly which he replaced free of charge! The parts of the pack Joe made in 4.8 oz Dyneema have worn pretty well and we have replaced other bits with pretty much the same material. Della replaced the side and back pockets long ago which had been in a kind of mesh material quite unsuitable for blackberries and the like.
Again some time back I deleted the pad holder pockets and the ‘waist’ belt as you perhaps saw in this post. This made a substantial improvement but I still had the suspension wrong, and the shoulder straps had always been too narrow I felt.
Anyway it is Xmas and no-one is here (as usual). We always have Xmas on a different day as the kids have commitments elsewhere (work, other parents in law, etc), so I decided I would make new straps for it. I also changed their position again and the position of the waist belt. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/25/more-pack-mods/
25/12/2020: Camp and Trail By Stewart Edward White (1907). What a gem this Project Gutenberg ebook is. Though you may be ‘ultralight’ in your hiking/hunting methodology now there is much you owe to strategies outlined here so long ago, or which you may have forgotten, and should re-learn. Anyway it will make an excellent Xmas holiday read if you download it to your phone for free. The contents and list of illustrations may give some hint of the joys within. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/25/camp-and-trail/
25/12/2020: Beware falling Iguanas on Xmas Day. Fairly chilly here at Jeeralang Junction too. Only 8C overnight. I have a jumper on. But Merry Xmas: https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2020/12/24/florida-forecasters-warn-of-falling-iguanas-on-cold-christmas-day/
25/12/2020: Alarmism Dies In The
25/12/2020: Great Election Fraud Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAavMXC99UI&feature=emb_title & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF_baAbzAvI&feature=emb_title & https://twitter.com/i/status/1342098544547794944
24/12/2020: Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem – seems the important datum was to establish his lineage to King David: https://theconversation.com/was-jesus-really-born-in-bethlehem-why-the-gospels-disagree-over-the-circumstances-of-christs-birth-150828?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%2018%202020%20-%201816217657&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%2018%202020%20-%201816217657+CID_8da855f702f43e9b0e0a79f0d3683e14&utm_source=campaign_monitor_us&utm_term=Was%20Jesus%20really%20born%20in%20Bethlehem%20Why%20the%20Gospels%20disagree%20over%20the%20circumstances%20of%20Christs%20birth
24/12/2020: Just when Hydroxychloroquine gets US approval the main Chinese plant burns down: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/unexplained_explosion_and_fire_destroy_worlds_second_largest_pharmaceutical_factory_producing_precursors_for_hydroxychloroquine_.html
24/12/2020: Decertification – it’s getting close in three states at least. If Pence (today) sends it back to the states to do their homework properly it certainly will happen and it will be all over for Biden: https://noqreport.com/2020/12/23/will-mike-pence-defend-the-constitution-and-the-republic-today/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/breakthrough-georgia-senate-committee-recommends-decertification-of-biden-electors/
Trump is putting the pressure on Mike, but I doubt he will fail anyway: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/mike-pence-must-tomorrow-president-trump-retweets-operation-pence-card-urging-vp-act-fraudulent-election/
23/12/2020: Watch this. One hour ago. This is not a man who has given up. He will still be the President on 21 January: https://streamable.com/c9ukrf PS: I notice he is no longer using Youtube!
23/12/2020: Unknown Bird Update: Nature Finds a Way. The Horsfield Bronze Cuckoo (which is what it turned out to be – first mentioned in this post) in our garden has at last attracted a mate with the calling which we were unable to identify for some weeks (al la Edward Thomas’ poem) – and here they both are:
23/12/2020: The other Holocaust – if you ever wonder why
23/12/2020: On January 6 Mike Pence can reject the electors from all the disputed states which would confirm Donald Trump as President. Hope that happens. Interesting times: https://noqreport.com/2020/12/21/vice-president-pence-can-save-it-all/ Why this is the ‘fight of our lives’: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/this-is-the-fight-of-our-times-steve-bannon-on-china-and-the-capture-of-the-elites/ PS: Mike Pence doesn’t sound like a man who is quitting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm6Nx4mgxiM&feature=emb_title
This is the real bombshell. Pence must act by December 23rd. Merry Xmas Donald Trump: https://nationalfile.com/exclusive-white-house-memo-details-how-pence-card-can-save-trumps-presidency-on-dec-23/
22/12/2020: The War on 'Manly Men' Why is the Left so heavily invested in reversing traditional sex roles? Good Question: ‘Progressives are at war with anything perceived as normal and traditional. Everything that has made us in the West who we are, and made us the freest, most prosperous, most accomplished, most civilized civilization in history – our religious beliefs, our values, our traditions, our art and literature, our history, our heroes, even our science – is now deemed either racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, Islamophobic, colonialist, oppressive, exploitative, or a toxic combination thereof, and must be erased. Our past and any links to it are unacceptably unwoke, and so Progressives seek relentlessly to redefine, or preferably eradicate, every cultural norm in order to remake the world according to their self-righteous, allegedly inclusive, collectivist, utopian vision’: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/war-manly-men-mark-tapson/ PS: I admit I was upset by the Vic Govt’s recent abolition of the traditional terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ which I favour as avowals of our love for each other over awful neuter dispassionate terms such as ‘partner’ and ‘spouse’ nor does either of us mind in the least being either a man or a woman, but clearly there is (much) more to this agenda. This podcast might make a pleasant alternative; https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/steven-rinella-meateater-interview/
22/12/2020: Very Little Threat to the Reef: Try to read Peter Ridd’s summary of his new book dispassionately: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/book-excerpt/2020/12/bad-science-isnt-a-victimless-crime/
22/12/2020: The sheer number of manufactured votes by the Democrats is just astonishing, over 13 million and probably more. For the number to be anywhere near correct one would have to believe that voter turn-out for the lackluster candidate Biden exceeded every other candidate in a century – and by a huge margin, more than has ever been experienced anywhere which has voluntary voting and more indeed than most get with compulsory voting: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-huge-simple-math-shows-biden-claims-13-million-votes-eligible-voters-voted-2020-election/ Here is a useful graphic: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/12/compare-contrast-obama-trump-and-the-record-shattering-political-powerhouse-megastar-joe-biden.html
21/12/2020: The Most Important Question: How Should We Live: https://www.city-journal.org/elizabeth-lasch-quinn-ars-vitae
21/12/2020: I’m not an anti-vaxer, but this is weird: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/founder-of-vaccine-safety-website-ex-pharma-insider-found-dead
21/12/2020: How Can This Be? Modern Iceland’s Climate Is Colder With More Ice Than Any Other Time In The Last 8000 Years Except The 1800s: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/16/modern-icelands-climate-is-colder-with-more-ice-than-any-other-time-in-the-last-8000-years-except-the-1800s/
20/12/2020: ET Call Home: Is this the one: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9067117/Alien-hunters-carefully-investigating-mysterious-radio-signal-Proxima-Centauri.html
20/12/2020: Rorke’s Drift: A painting of this famous battle (where British troops won more VCs than in any other single engagement) has been given a ‘trigger warning’. What a weird world we are forced to live in. The 1964 film ‘Zulu’ about this historic engagement has always been one of my favourites. https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/19/now-zulu-war-battle-of-rorkes-drift-gets-blm-style-trigger-warning/
20/12/2020: Watch the documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mw58r0FkNo&feature=emb_title
19/12/2020: After more than 300,000 lives lost, the American Medical Association (AMA) rescinds hydroxychloroquine prevention order so that doctors can now prescribe Hydroxychloroquine tablets (HCQ) to cure and prevent the Covid-19, as documented in its November 2020 handbook resolution: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/18/trump-was-right-on-hydroxychloroquine/ Time you did the same Dan?
19/12/2020: How many ways can they find to
cheat? I mean
during an ‘audit’ of a sample of ballots people are ordered (against their
protests) to count 138 votes with exactly the same signature! https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/mi-sec-state-official-caught-video-telling-volunteers-count-multiple-ballots-signature-audit-votes-antrim-county/
19/12/2020: Ratcliffe’s report and Presidential Executive order trigger today (https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/executive_order_13848_and_the_stolen_election.html
) Pentagon ‘transition’ has been suspended
by Miller. (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-big-pentagon-halts-biden-transition-defense-briefings/
). Trump is meeting with the head of Defence (Miller) right now: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/developing-trump-meet-acting-defense-secretary-chris-miller-oval-office-330-pm/ We just cannot abide the current situation
Here’s why: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/corruption-is-like-acid-to-democracy-the-phase-change-a-high-trust-nation-risks/.
Maybe something is happening at last. We could see this: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/general-flynn-tells-all-trump-has-options/
PS Martial law has been declared at least 64 times in the
18/12/2020: Navarro Report into voter fraud out today. The Ratcliffe report (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/dni-ratcliffe-resuses-sign-off-elections-report-intel-officials-include-damning-info-chinas-attempts-influence-election-deep-state-hiding-facts/ ) will be even more damning. These is more than enough evidence here to convince the House of Representatives to overturn the election result. We can but hope: https://www.scribd.com/document/488495896/Navarro-Report#from_embed
17/12/2020: The Presidential Executive
Order regarding ‘foreign interference’ in
17/12/2020: These sea surface numbers are all over the place. Just as with air temp and CO2 figures over time we lack reliable data from which to prognosticate. An old neighbour of mine (when asked when he thought the ‘drought’ would break used to say, ‘It’s rained before and it will rain again’. That’s still about as good as it gets - and folks who claim to be able to ‘see’ the future are just snake oil salesmen and charlatans: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/16/sea-surface-temperatures-hadley-centre-v-noaa/
16/12/2020: The Rise and Fall of the Tallest Mammal to Walk the Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDk1Ft50bsI&feature=emb_title
Terrorist who beheaded a French teacher is given a hero's funeral in his native
it matters: ‘To think that today we are freer to speak our minds in
15/12/2020: The Truth About the Reef: No big deal; it’s fine: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/09/peter-ridd-its-the-science-thats-rotten-not-the-great-barrier-reef/
15/12/2020: The Great Reset. How mad is this? By 2030, they don’t want anyone to own property: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6210343297001
14/12/2020: ‘The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why’, Mark Twain
14/12/2020: Requiem for a Female Serial Killer: https://quillette.com/2020/12/08/requiem-for-a-female-serial-killer-a-review/
are at war with
13/12/2020: Facebook apparently thinks that my friends are not adults who can read something then make up their own minds but feels that it can/should remove something I said or a link that I added because it is ‘misinformation’. This includes for eg a link which shows dozens of studies attesting to the efficacy of common generic medicines in preventing death from covid, but other things besides. I am offended by this interference with free speech. I can agree that there ought to be some restrictions placed on my ability to promote truly abhorrent, dangerous things such as child molestation, illegal drugs, terrorism etc (not that I would) but these nannies go way beyond this and have become nothing but tyrants. PS: The link was to an item on Jo Nova’s excellent website: https://joannenova.com.au/
13/12/2020: ENSO: the role of natural forcings on the climate – in this case changing sea surface temperature (since 1525). Interesting to say the least: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2020/12/500-years-of-global-sst-variations-from-a-1d-forcing-feedback-model/
13/12/2020: What can we do with the Left? Anything? Just about as important an essay as I have read in a long while: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/12/the_time_for_talking_with_the_left_is_long_long_past.html
12/12/2020: Something (other than civil war – or a Harris Presidency!) must be done, and quickly. I know there are still many, many legal battles still being fought, but the situation is becoming increasingly desperate: https://www.breitbart.com/podcast/2020/12/11/conservatives-urge-state-legislators-appoint-clean-slates-electors-under-constitution/
Seriously bad news for the future of the ‘free world’, the Supreme Court has
refused to hear the
12/12/2020: How (best) to talk to the trees – your taxes at work: ‘Trees are like human beings. They have intelligence. They have feelings. They communicate with each other. And also, they are perfectly silent listeners. You can complain to them… I hope we can create some kind of trend, that actually people are going to run to the parks and start complaining to the trees. This is one way of healing at this moment of our history’ https://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2020/11/barking.html#more
the dangers of Covid might have been (and I think they were slight) there is no
doubting that it has been used as an excuse for massive social changes some of
which may never be undone. The (small) loss of life was always going to be
less important than the loss of freedom and ‘way of life’ for billions of
people. The ‘pandemic’ was a creature of the left and has been used by the left
to cement their power and takeover of practically everything. We must fight
Why are 3,000 people a day dying of covid in the
11/12/2020: The Supreme Court already made this ruling in Oct. 2020 in a 5-3 decision. Check: 2nd & 3rd paragraph
The court's 5-3 ruling means that absentee ballots will be counted only if they are in the hands of municipal clerks by the time polls close on Nov. 3.
The justices determined the courts shouldn't be the
ones to decide the election rules amid the coronavirus pandemic that is surging
"The Constitution provides that state legislatures — not federal judges, not state judges, not state governors, not other state officials — bear primary responsibility for setting election rules," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in a concurring opinion.
So the Left thinks they will not decide in a like manner in the current (
11/12/2020: Was Robin Hood beheaded on the King’s orders? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/robin-hood-beheaded-nottingham-robert-wetherby-b1763946.html
Global Mean Temperature Anomaly Record; How it works and why it is misleading: ‘Indeed, the 1.2 degree Celsius global
temperature change in the past 120 years, depicted as alarming in Figure 7, is
only equivalent to the thickness of the “Average” line in Figure 9. As the
figure shows, the difference in average temperature from January to July in
these major cities ranges from just under ten degrees in
11/12/2020: How to cheat with a Dominion voting machine – better watch this today as Youtube intend to take all this material down. NB The machine will accept all manner of dodgy votes even blank ones and votes can easily be manipulated. We should not ever move to using such electronic voting procedures and should straightaway eliminate computer tallying of votes. In my opinion we should also get rid of all pre-polling too and go back to the great mass of voters voting together with all due surveillance and security (including secure voter ID) on the one ‘election day’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46CAKyyObls&feature=emb_title
11/12/2020: Toothbrush Spoon: The patent for this idea was filed in 1934 so it is not my idea, but it is my take on it – and at 3.3 grams it works and saves you weight on your toothbrush. Just cut the toothbrush down then add a couple of small o-rings and voila! BTW: The handle I cut off weighed 13.6 grams! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/10/the-toothbrush-spoon/
10/12/2020: Damn! Starship One Explodes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLo73YkEvpM&feature=emb_title
10/12/2020: An 87 page Senate Committee Report just came out into Joe and Hunter Biden’s corrupt financial dealings with the Chinese Communist Party. Read it yourself. How would this have affected the election result? https://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/HSGAC%20-%20Finance%20Joint%20Report%202020.09.23.pdf
one way the steal worked: a vote for Biden was counted at 113%, Trump at 87% -
nice advantage if you can get it! This is actual proof using a confiscated
election computer from
10/12/2020: You have probably noticed this yourself ie
that (alleged) ‘fact-checkers’ are Newspeak for partisan disinformation
operatives. Here’s a case in point from
10/12/2020: It will be just (great) if Trump is able to take down the tech giants - as Howell (etc) outlines here. There will be a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth if these billionaires end without the shirts on their backs, as they ‘richly’ deserve. We will have to wait and see. Come on Texas: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19243/did-president-trump-just-go-nuclear/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/exclusive-president-trumps-executive-order-regarding-foreign-intervention-us-elections-may-result-perilous-consequences-biden-family-others/ & https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/time-for-action-on-big-tech/ar-BB1bJ9c0 & https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19350/trump-taking-donw-the-ccp/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/trumps-two-year-sting-executive-order-13848-may-trigger-by-dec-18/ Of course he might also use the Insurrection Act to overturn the fraudulent election and arrest the perpetrators.
all over Joe (except the coming gaol term of course): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/end-case-trump-attorney-jordan-sekulow-mi-ga-pa-wi-required-respond-texas-case-thursday-good-news-video/
Now 18 states (including Arizona) join
09/12/2020: Amazing Planetary Conjunction – watch for it on the shortest day: https://www.dailywire.com/news/jupiter-saturn-will-soon-form-first-visible-double-planet-in-nearly-800-years
09/12/2020: RIP Chuck Yeager a Genuine American Hero – what the ‘Right Stuff’ was made of: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/american-legend-general-chuck-yeager-is-dead-at-97/
Tucker Carlson on the
09/12/2020: Arizona Legislators have now taken their election back (This will make a loss to Biden of five states (73 votes) and will take Trump notionally to 305): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/rep-daniel-mccarthy-announces-arizona-legislators-invoked-article-2-section-1-meaning-arizona-is-officially-contested-election/
Giuliani is a 76 year old cigar smoker, but he's ‘recovering quickly' from a
virus deemed so 'dangerous' it's turned the Western world into a giant prison. I
think he may take Biden down yet. The Supreme Court is moving closer to taking
over all the state election challenges this week, starting probably in
08/12/2020: Lest We Forget: Vale Victorian MP Lieutenant Hamilton Lamb, 2nd AIF - died 7 December 1943 as a Jap PoW on the Burma railway, the only Australian MP to be killed in a war: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/12/vale-victorian-mp-lieutenant-hamilton-lamb-2nd-aif-died-7-december-1943-as-a-jap-pow-on-the-burma-ra.html
07/12/2020: The Deer Hunter’s Phone: Imagine a phone that allows you to communicate with someone else several kilometres away without being connected to the phone network. Unihertz’s Atom XL is a very rugged fully waterproof dual Sim mobile phone which also takes a micro SD card with a 48 mp camera which also contains a DMR UHF walky-talky at a very handy package size of 134.5 x 65 x17.5mm (5.29″ x 2.55″ x .69″) and 243 grams. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/07/the-deer-hunters-phone/
just can’t believe the vast evidence of vote fraud in the
07/12/2020: Some of the good news you don’t see: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/06/monckton-vs-lancet-on-the-benefit-of-warming/
07/12/2020: This could prove a big boost for the Valley: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/04/aussie-brown-coal-to-clean-hydrogen-plant-will-address-carbon-capture-eventually/
06/12/2020: Mastering the Hiking Energy Budget: I guess ‘everyone’ understands about calories per gram in choosing their hiking food requirements – if you want to save weight, and have realised that does not mean eating nothing but peanut butter – 6 calories per gram or 7 for real butter, no matter how weight-desirable that might be (I have many food tips here) – but there are many other similar considerations.
For example the post FuelFollies (and others) explains how you can save weight by carrying less fuel, alternative fuel or lighter stoves of various sorts. This line of reasoning culminates in a 20 gram titanium roll up wood burning stove which you can make for yourself for less than $4 in the post Mastery of Fire – amongst other things. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/06/mastering-the-hiking-energy-budget/
05/12/2020: What Nonsense: There may now be more ‘aborigines’ in
05/12/2020: What a neat idea – The Nomad Legless Awning: https://newatlas.com/outdoors/fast-nomad-car-camping-awning/
05/12/2020: I believe I would still want to but I can understand these 8 Reasons Straight Men Don’t Want To Get Married: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/8-reasons-men-dont-want-t_b_3467778?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9wam1lZGlhLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAI1YVt-x_tnWGi7tCKo5yZ8RhwgW9pOZX1QAO8lTo_l7aII8Hjr2cD72UwkECMEx3lbsorRRbqlcJLJM0T2cEYT4A5pKSFp4rzIvzFj2DexeQF_ijnrJ3CG7IRR0YbLk6tdn38zaYGUGQh_QDDcAYwWmCG751SNirRxLilb8oxSY
04/12/2020: The Great Reset. What Fun It Will Be! Let Them Eat Weeds and Insects: https://moonbattery.com/let-them-eat-weeds/
Evidence of Fraud’, they said. Well, here are several suitcases of fake votes
being counted with no-one watching in the wee small hours in
03/12/2020: Even the mainstream press is beginning to doubt the Democrat win. If they checked the truckloads (literally) of evidence eg here (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/) they would soon wake up: https://spectator.org/legitimacy-of-biden-win-buried-by-objective-data/
03/12/2020: Once they give me some of this I will be able to remember what it is called: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/12/419201/drug-reverses-age-related-mental-decline-within-days
03/12/2020: Military lessons from Nagorno-Karabakh: https://ecfr.eu/article/military-lessons-from-nagorno-karabakh-reason-for-europe-to-worry/
02/12/2020: The Insurrection Act: There is a way out: https://thedonald.win/p/11Qkx3eTye/-breaking--sidneypowell1-just-re/c/
02/12/2020: Kilometres of prehistoric rock art – come on
02/12/2020: Scott Adams, an expert in hypnosis and brainwashing (and Dilbert creator), explains how the MSM and social media have taken over the country by deciding information flow: https://www.scottadamssays.com/2020/11/26/episode-1199-scott-adams-part2-come-join-me-for-thanksgiving-and-catch-up-on-all-the-narrative-crackin/
01/12/2020: What Goes On Beetlejuice: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/betelgeuse-star-dim-supernova-death-what-happened
01/12/2020: Well Hello Big Blue: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/11/19/Back-from-the-brink-of-extinction-blue-whales-return-to-South-Georgia/5301605794235/
The election was lost in four massive
vote spike updates in the small hours of the morning after the election when no
scrutineers were present to view the ‘counting. Most of them occurred too fast
for them to have been counted at all and had a Biden proportion
which was completely unbelievable (compared what his vote was tracking
elsewhere/elsewhen.: No. They were not ‘anomalies. They were clear fraud. This
is third world vote rigging of the worst kind. https://votepatternanalysis.substack.com/p/voting-anomalies-2020 Those involved with the attempted coup
should be charged with treason – and face the death penalty. Biden and
Harris richly deserve to be executed for this treason: https://noqreport.com/2020/11/28/those-involved-with-the-attempted-coup-should-be-charged-with-treason/
‘Twitter has banned the link to an article which I find credible, backed up by
off the record sources, that there was a bloody battle between the U.S. Army
Delta Force and the CIA in Germany when the Dominion server was confiscated and
brought back to this country for forensic analysis. Lives were lost and the
nature and location of their demise is not being fully disclosed’ Should
President Trump declare martial law if the
30/11/2020: Soros does appear to have been arrested. Will he implicate Biden? https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19070/has-george-soros-been-arrested/
30/11/2020: One Cicada Doesn’t make a Summer: I was just doing some work clearing our new walking path in the bush up the creek behind our house yesterday (and again today) when this big guy suddenly turned up on my arm. I had been lopping some small branches with the machete and he must have been on one. Gave me quite a start I can tell you! He (or she) must be around3″ (75mm) long – and what a delightful green colour! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/30/one-cicada-doesnt-make-a-summer/
30/11/2020: We are going back to the moon – and soon: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/27/artemis-i-stacks-up/
30/11/2020: A Newly Discovered Fraud of 20,000 votes in Nebraska: https://thedonald.win/p/11QSH33bqD/urgent-my-lawyer-and-i-have-disc/ & https://thedonald.win/p/11QSH34hq3/sarpy-co-nebraska-exceeds-histor/c/ & (very telling) a Democrat’s evidence about the Georgia fraud: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/officials-something-hide-enough-preponderance-evidence-doubt-result-democrat-elections-observer-weighs-corrupt-georgia-vot/ & 2,000 completely fake ballots (all signed by the same person) found in just one county in the Wisconsin recount: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/exclusive-president-trump-individual-individuals-voted-illegally-wisconsin-gateway-pundit-exposed-earlier/ The FBI is now (finally) investigating: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/new-fbi-requests-files-of-people-voting-in-multiple-states Now major fraud in Virginia & Minnesota have been discovered too. President Trump is interviewed about the fraud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0oNtzcKSAE&feature=emb_title
29/11/2020: Another unexplained High Country death. What is happening up there? https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/sam-wilsons-high-country-murder-still-an-unsolved-mystery/news-story/7578f25f6eba05d03c7401dcd41f998c
29/11/2020: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Wow Signal: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/26/an-approximation-to-determine-the-source-of-the-wow-signal/ Extra reading Carl Sagan’s ‘Contact’ and the movie of the same name based on it.
as you would expect ‘in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of
deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on
deaths in the
handy summary of the Election Fraud for those who came in late. PS: There is progress that this apparent
Biden win will be overturned. There are moves afoot for legislatures to use
their constitutional power to appoint electors (especially when an election’s
results cannot be relied upon as in the present case). This is well advanced
for example in Pennslvania. Recounts continue in some states,
28/11/2020: The ABC (and SBS) should be scrapped. The 90%+ of Australians who do not support green communist politics are sick of bankrolling this evil nonsense: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/26/fake-news-their-abc-is-not-popular/
28/11/2020: Jordan Peterson’s New Book (You owe it to yourself to familiarise yourself with this seminal thinker): https://fee.org/articles/why-jordan-peterson-s-new-book-couldn-t-be-more-timely/
Powell’s Brief of Evidence in Georgia (opens as a Pdf). And Russell
Ramsland’s Affidavit (https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18693929/1/14/king-v-whitmer/)
This is (the) hard evidence of fraud. You really should read both. Literally
hundreds of thousands of instances of fraud (in eg
Astonishing fraud at the
25/11/2020: Cancelling Citizenship. Yes we must if people refuse to give any loyalty to our country and insist instead in being its enemies (or seek to spend their whole lives just having a lend of us). I have long since argued that citizenship ought not be conferred by birth and that it should be revocable (akin to the ancient punishments of ostracism or outlawry). It should be earned and actively applied for and come with duties (not just ‘rights’). Cancelling Benbrika’s citizenship is a good beginning: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/11/peter-dutton-cancels-citizenship-of-muslim-terrorist-abdul-nacer-benbrika.html
lunacy: If the Federal Government’s budget seems pretty crazy (it is) then
many problems with the numbers – like this one (a million too many votes in
24/11/2020: It's Over Joe: Matt Braynard shows inarguably that we cannot rely on the result of the 2020 election because of the quantity of proven voter fraud. Therefore the election result must be decided by other means ie either by legislatures appointing Electoral College members or throwing the matter over to the House to decide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH9ihoLi1NA&feature=emb_title This material will be filed in challenges to the election in (at least) six states tomorrow. Those challenges will obviously succeed.
24/11/2020: 97% of Trump supporters believe the election was fraudulent and stolen – and you think this will end well? https://twitter.com/jennaellisesq/status/1331301607443738624?s=21 But, The legal cases are just beginning. For example this group has begun to file: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/group-files-emergency-petition-wisconsin-after-finding-potentially-150000 This is the Ramsland Affidavit (lodged by Lin Woods in Georgia) Do read it: https://t.co/M7J9IZ1cfk?amp=1 It should open as a Pdf document You can open it from here: https://twitter.com/DrPaulGosar/status/1330725927051960322?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1330725927051960322%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthedonald.win%2Fp%2F11QRyLnGSW%2Ftrump-rt-ramsland-affidavit--dom%2Fc%2F even Dr Shiva (who invented email and diagnosed the huge Dominion fraud) has one: https://thedonald.win/p/11QRyKf97e/its-unlawful-to-certify-any-elec/c/ Sidney Powell will file in Georgia Wednesday. How astonishing is this three weeks out Arizona ‘discovers’ another 6,000 Trump votes – this is after ‘certifying’ the election result: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-ballot-count-upload-error-arizona-6000-false-biden-votes-discovered/
23/11/2020: Shattering! This is the ‘dragon’ Sidney Powell must slay: https://gnews.org/577635/
23/11/2020: Meanwhile a Top Pathologist Describes Covid 19 as ‘The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated On An Unsuspecting Public’ (and an interesting survey: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/21/survey-results-where-are-all-the-sick-people/) : & https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/covid19-comparable-to-common-cold-swedish-doctor-exposes-how-weve-been-played/ & Matt Ridley argues against the efficacy of lockdowns: http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-new-lockdown-is-a-deadly-mistake/ & https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/top-pathologist-claims-covid-19-greatest-hoax-ever-perpetrated-unsuspecting-public
23/11/2020: You can’t fight a war from your lounge room however much the luvvies
(or transgender loving Angus Campbell) might wish it so - or without
getting your hands dirty and maybe a little bloody from time to time as well.
Get real! It seems highly unlikely in the extreme that anyone our SAS shot in
23/11/2020: The fight to save the
22/11/2020: A World Without John Cleese Would be So Much Poorer: https://pjmedia.com/culture/tyler-o-neil/2020/11/22/hilarious-john-cleese-savages-transgender-orthodoxy-in-epic-tweetstorm-n1166266
22/11/2020: Bang! Goodbye Cancer: https://www.timesofisrael.com/with-new-elegant-chemo-israeli-scientists-edit-genome-to-destroy-cancer-dna/
seem to really enjoy cannibalism in
22/11/2020: Over half of Americans
believe the elections were fraudulent and stolen by the Democrats including 75%
of Republican voters and 30% of Democrat voters (indeed 32% of Democrats want a
special investigation into Hunter Biden). This latter group is important as
they know they did not vote for Biden/Harris and their far-Left agenda - and
that most of their friends did not either! This coup against the American
people is the greatest blow against democracy everywhere in my lifetime. It is
akin to the threats of Nazism and communism taken together. It cannot be
allowed to succeed. It cannot be ‘put right’ by the 2024 election because there
can never be another free and fair election if this heist succeeds. Those who
perpetrated it are traitors. There are tens of millions of Americans willing to
die in defence of their freedoms who will not allow these traitors to succeed.
Let’s hope that Sidney Powell and her little band of heroes succeed in having
this disaster overturned legally otherwise it will be overturned by force of
arms. Biden and Harris will never be President and/or Vice President. It
is unlikely they will even survive what is coming for them unless the matter is
resolved by the Supreme Court. As
When the Federal Electoral Commission Chairman says that the ‘massive amounts of affidavits that we see in these cases show that there was in fact fraud that took place’ it is serious stuff.Let the arrests begin! https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/federal-election-commission-chairman-trump-campaign-bringing-legitimate In Georgia they found a whole field of four-leafed clovers in just a few hours, something which just does not occur in nature: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/confirmed-georgia-stolen-tally-shows-massive-biden-vote-dumps-lost-votes-trump-vote-ratios-statistically-impossible/
Just this one batch of 23,000
identified fraudulent votes would overturn the result in
PS: If this goes to the House (as we all hope - where Reps have a 30:20 majority ie a Trump win) those 20 Dems will look very bad if they vote to support the fraud – especially if they hope ever to have anyone vote Democrat again!
21/11/2020: Sidney Powell is such an extraordinarily brave honest woman, such an astonishing rarity. A little while ago I did not know who she was but have been most impressed by the video performances she has given recently, but now I know (having read this bio) and now I am absolutely certain that she is right and will not be swayed or defeated. She is one of those unique individuals who will not lie or shrink from danger. She is an inspiration. Frankly I had forgotten that there were still such people in the world who are both brave and true, but the age of hero(ines) has not passed. She has risked her all in defence of Donald Trump but moreso in defence of the Republic and the idea of freedom for us all. She has many huge malevolent enemies who will seek to destroy her. I am sure she has drawn other heroes around her who will defend her to the death, just as there are literally millions of American who are ready to die for Donald Trump should it become necessary to do so. These are such dangerous times. If you do nothing else today, read the bio. It will warm your heart and restore your faith in the essential goodness of humanity: https://stream.org/i-know-sidney-powell-she-is-telling-the-truth/
21/11/2020: Israeli research reverses aging: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/anti-ageing-reverse-treatment-telomeres-b1748067.html
21/11/2020: Better than Yoga – a female orgasm cult that cold change the world: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8962029/Inside-orgasm-cult-investigation-FBI.html
21/11/2020: I worry about blood on the streets over this stolen election. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-fraud-insight-idUSKBN2801D4 75%+ of Republican voters beleve it was
stolen and even a third of Democrat voters! The recount of paper votes in
Georgia meant it should have gone to Trump as they switched 81,000 votes
there by computer. Likewise Wisconsin (47,000 votes)
20/11/2020: Incredible fraud just
being let go during the recount. Thousands of printer generated ballots which
were counted as real. At least 7 affidavits (so far) from scrutineers (from
both parties!) who each saw hundreds of them in a row - all for Biden. This
will not go away: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/several-georgia-recount-monitors-describe-odd-batches-ballots-stood-pristine-sheets-perfectly-marked-bubbles-100-joe-biden/
Meanwhile, Lots of people support Trump – over 70 million of them: https://twitter.com/i/status/1327692815787290629 This is happening (cancelling Trump’s
We already knew about social media, Google etc cancelling all sorts of
(contrary) ‘opinion’, now financial institutions may have the ability to cancel
you as a person altogether: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/can-your-bank-delete-you-its-almost-like-the-start-of-an-american-social-credit-system/
Also, New statistical evidence of the enormous vote fraud in Pennsylvania. Electronic
voting machines are banned in
19/11/2020: Nano Chair #2: Another version of an ultralight chair. I think this is the one I will go with – once I have refined it a little further. As you can see it weighs only two ounces (56 grams). It is slightly more comfy than my trusty Cyclone Chair i have used for many years but may not be quite so durable. I will be able to make t so. This is definitely my first prototype – made last night. It gets me about 6″ (15 cm off the ground and has reasonable and comfortable back support.
I made this entirely out of 1.25 oz/yd2 silnylon. I started with a piece of 25″ x 37″ which I hemmed all around – like so. The other strips (4 of) are 7″ wide also hemmed all round. In future versions I will refine the pieces more. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/18/nano-chair-2/
19/11/2020: The Nano Chair: I first made a prototype of this chair half way through 2017, but it has waited on some fancy fasteners to come to fruition. This is #1 (of two) of my Nano Chair, a hiking chair which weighs less than 2 ounces approx 50 grams. No-one needs be without a comfy seat in the wilderness ever again. I have made it in three colours so you can remember how it goes together: Red = Rear. This is the bit nearest your bum which wraps around the inflatable mat; Black = Back, the two bits which hold the back (the rolled up mat together; and Yellow = Y, the piece which keeps the back of the chair from falling over. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/18/the-nano-chair/
19/11/2020: Edward Snowden shows how to hack the voting machines – and he is a guy
who should know. If he asks Trump nicely will he be allowed to come back
(with impunity) from
18/11/2020: Good news today: The
county board of canvassers in Wayne County, Michigan refused to certify the
election results. If the state board follows suit, the Republican state
legislator will select the electors. And that’s
is happening (cancelling Trump’s lawyers): https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/swamp-is-terrified-of-trumps-legal-cases-resorting-to-big-dollar-ostracism-cancel-culture-to-drive-out-lawyers/
We already knew about social media, Google etc cancelling all sorts of
(contrary) ‘opinion’, now financial institutions may have the ability to cancel
you as a person altogether: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/can-your-bank-delete-you-its-almost-like-the-start-of-an-american-social-credit-system/
Also, New statistical evidence of the
enormous vote fraud in Pennsylvania. Electronic voting machines are banned
18/11/2020: About Kevin Rudd’s fake New Corp Royal Commission petition which is littered with fraud and fake names (such as ‘Jess Christ’ and ‘This Sucks’). I notice however that he has no objection to the insane one-sidedness of the ABC & SBS: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/18/the-petition-elect/
18/11/2020: 100% Indigenous: This is the ‘cure’ for ‘indigenous disadvantage’. Since we can now chose our ‘racial identification’ and it is deemed ‘discriminatory’ to require that people prove any small fraction of ‘indigenous’ background (even 1/32nd or even 1/64th ancestry) clearly it is time that any ‘discrimination towards the non-indigenous (eg in disallowing them access to 2/3rds of the nation, or access to certain educational, health, welfare, ‘services’, exemptions to paying rates on their land etc (whilst still being required to pay for the indigenous programmes) come to an end. The obvious way to end it is if everyone simply becomes ‘indigenous’ by making a statutory declaration to that effect. If this needs to be backed up by a supporting statutory declaration from a fellow ‘indigenous person’ attesting that the application is accepted as ‘indigenous’ by them and their ‘community’ this also should not be too hard to arrange. There is clearly already a huge cohort of such people ‘on the rolls’ so to speak, as the nightly television displays of blue-eyed, blond haired, fair skinned ‘indigenous’ spokespersons clearly demonstrates. Once all of us are ‘indigenous to Australia’ once again, we will then own Australia once more, and can begin to address the real problems of ‘disadvantage’ – or at least the issue of helping those (who for whatever reason) actually need (or deserve) our support. As an addendum to this idea, since the other large part of ‘disadvantage’ involves ‘gender’ and since you can now (legally) chose it, I think we should all forthwith chose to be women. This would clearly at the stroke of a pen end all discrimination against women (and men) and have many other interesting (and hilarious) consequences.
17/11/2020: It is a coup. We need to get used to saying it and fighting it with
every breath of our beings – else democracy everywhere is lost:
The Great Generation managed to keep their courage and stare down the evils of
Nazism and Fascism for six long horrible years. Why even my generation managed
to maintain its opposition to communism for seventy years (until the Wall fell)
but has failed in its courage more recently in relation to
Thomas explains the
16/11/2020: Space X: Isn’t this just great? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU6KogxG5BE
16/11/2020: Ultralight DIY Bushcraft Chair: I have posted about this chair before but I have to admit I had never made one myself. Well now I have – and I’m sold. I made this chair out of a scrap of (approx) 2 oz/yd2 ripstop nylon from Spotlight I had left over from another project. It took less than half an hour to sew and about two minutes to construct with four sticks. Yes they are tomato stakes, not the best material as the edges tend to cut into the cord.
Round poles would be better. Cutting straight green hardwood saplings would be the surest way of getting a strong chair but if you don’t want to do that you can collect and carefully test dry dead branches found on the forest floor. The little 41 gram Sierra saw is all you need to cut them to size. The two side poles are OK at 6-7′ but the rear one would be better a bit longer. (All these are 6′ tomato stakes). I have used a piece of 1″ dowel at the front of the seat. It is about 4′ long.
The chair will be more comfortable if this is also lashed to the two side poles (about 2″ higher than you see it here). That will allow you to sink into the chair more. It will also make it a bit harder to get in and out – a factor if you are my age. If the three poles (particularity the rear one) are a bit longer you will be able to lie back and relax a little more.
I suspect you could use a piece of stout cord instead of the front crossbar. This would make the chair more hammock-like and perhaps more comfortable. You could put your inflated mat in it too if you wanted ultimate luxury. It is quite comfortable enough as it is really. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/15/ultralight-diy-bushcraft-chair/
16/11/2020: ‘Deplatforming’ of conservative sites is the ultimate in ‘Newspeak’ and ‘Big Brotherism’. I had not realized ‘Wordpress’ which I use on my hiking blog is so sinister. May have to reprise: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/the_conservative_treehouse_is_being_deplatformed.html
16/11/2020: The same algorithm email inventor Dr Shiva discovered stealing 100s of 1000s of votes in Pennsylvania was also used in Michigan: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/caught-part-2-email-inventor-dr-shiva-finds-impossible-ballot-ratio-feature-michigan-results-caught/ and Wisconsin https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/caught-part-3-impossible-ballot-ratio-found-milwaukee-results-change-wisconsin-election-30000-votes-switched-president-trump-biden/ Trumps lawyers Sidney Powell https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/sidney-powell-drops-bomb-sunday-morning-futures-cia-may-used-dominion-benefit-gina-haspel-fired-immediately-video/ and Rudy Guiliani https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/trump-attorney-rudy-giuliani-says-election-will-overturned-proof-cant-disclose-yet-video/ explain how it was used in all six states which are in dispute. They say this election will be overturned before December and Trump will have won the election. Sidney Powell says more than 100,000 people have come forward with statements – too many to process all the evidence! PS: The almost ‘perfect’ deduction of 40% of the Trump vote in these jurisdictions (but not elsewhere) has to be seen to e believed! Only a computer could do this.
15/11/2020: It does not get any more politically incorrect than ‘wokefishing’ - though I suspect it is a thing: http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2020/11/13/november-13-2020-reader-tips/
15/11/2020: This is our
This day is call’d election day.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Donald Trump.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “That was the day he won re-election.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say “These wounds I had on election day.”
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words—
Donald J. Trump, and all who stayed with him,
And on his side and with him to the end
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And election days shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd—
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in
Shall think themselves accurs’d they did not stay the course,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon election day.
15/11/2020: The number of illegal voters in Arizona (alone) exceeds the margin by which Biden allegedly won the state: https://thespectator.info/2020/11/12/arizona-rep-points-out-that-the-number-of-potential-non-citizen-voters-is-higher-than-bidens-lead-in-the-state/ When you just print 100,000 fake votes the chances of their being real works out to be 1 in 10 to the power of 274! No evidence of fraud. Move on: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/exclusive-georgia-difference-president-ballots-president-trump-biden-statistically-impossible-indicating-obvious-election-fraud/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/ga-poll-watcher-expert-non-trump-supporter-affidavit-sudden-surge-20000-mail-votes-biden-early-hours-nov-5-approx-1000-votes-trump-disappeared/
Sidney Powell s great: so glad Trump has her on his side: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/sidney-powell-im-going-to-release-the-kraken-im-going-to-expose-every-one-of-them/
14/11/2020: Trump will now have the
evidence he needs. He has seized the computers in
14/11/2020: DIY Tripod Stool Hack: You can dismantle a cheap $20) tripod stool which you can buy just about anywhere to scavenge the top cover (which in this case weighs less than 100 grams) to make an ultralight hiking stool – with the aid of your new Pocket Serra saw I wrote about here: Ultralight Tent Poles If you are handy with a sewing machine you can make your own cover which will weigh less than 2 ounces (say 50 grams). This is a great way to get yourself from ultralight hiking furniture. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/14/diy-tripod-stool-hack/
14/11/2020: Trump’s IT team has already discovered enough illegal or double votes
to overturn the results in at least
Hundreds of thousands of unverified votes were counted in Nevada: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/former-nv-ag-bombshell-ai-computer-vision-experts-reveal-signature-verification-setting-200k-ballots-manually-lowered-40-video/ & https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/06/american-hustle-party-insiders-tell-the-true-story-of-how-philadelphia-elections-work/ These are real people who voted yet they are showing up on the rolls as having not done so: https://thedonald.win/p/11Q8c6xUb2/please-help-my-vote-was-not-coun/
13/11/2020: Ultralight Tent Poles: Tent poles can’t get any lighter than if you don’t carry any – which is what I do/don’t. This is particularly weight-saving if you are young and don’t need to carry hiking poles, something which I simply did not need until I was nearly 65! Perhaps when I finally get my new knees I will no longer need them either!
Instead of carrying poles I simply cut what I need from
fallen timber on the forest floor. In
I made my own one ounce (28 gram) for this purpose. See How to Carry a Saw
If you don’t have the tools/confidence to do this yourself, Coghlans have come to your aid with this 41 gram folding ‘Sierra Saw‘ which has a 4″ (10 cm) blade. It is a lock blade folder which like all pruning saws cuts on the pull stroke so you should not break the blade.
I picked up a couple from Aussie Disposals in Traralgon (Vic) this morning for A$22.99 each (Nov 2020). Like all their products it is well made and good value. There is a lighter pocket pruning saww (34 grams) which i wrote about here, but it is very hard to source one. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/13/ultralight-tent-poles/
13/11/2020: This woman’s (2 year old) dog voted in the Presidential election (though it is not known who she voted for): https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/my-dog-voted-in-the-presidential-election/
13/11/2020: Is this communism, or what? ‘As of 30 June 2020, there were over two million public servants across the three levels of Australian government costing $174 billion, yes billion dollars…The Australian public sector accounted for 16.5% of the number of people employed as at end June 2020. Up from 15.9% twelve months earlier. ’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/12/private-sector-recession-public-sector-party/ Disturbing: 1 public sector worker for every 6 private sector workers. Ridiculous.
13/11/2020: The fraud evidence is
overwhelming. He has already had a win this morning in a lower court in
13/11/2020: A small army of IT geniuses is/are helping Trump get to the bottom of this election fraud – so far they have identified 300,000+ fake votes in Pennsylvania alone (where Trump trails by 20,000 votes): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/faith-hundreds-pro-trump-volunteers-scouring-voter-data-already-nearly-300000-vote-discrepancies-identified-pennsylvania-alone/ Dominion Systems where much of the fraud occurred is basically a democrat front: https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/dominion-dem-donors/ Here is what just one has found: https://noqreport.com/2020/11/12/it-expert-finds-multitude-of-flaws-in-dominion-voting-systems-solutions-allowing-easy-manipulation-of-vote-tallies/ In Michigan alone 138,000 votes were switched, changing the results completely: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/electronic-vote-fraud-equation-revealed-in-michigan-in-4-counties-138000-fake-votes-for-biden/
12/11/2020: This is how the election is going really: Biden 226, Trump 232, with a Trump win the most likely outcome after all the fraud, recounts etc are dealt with: nhttps://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/current-election-update-trump-ahead-states-ec-votes-legitimate-votes-history-biden-committing-greatest-fraud-ever/
12/11/2020: Just a little civics: ‘Thanks very much to the fellow who purchased
12/11/2020: Why does the earth pulsate every 26 seconds: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a34531984/earth-pulsates-every-26-seconds/
11/11/2020: 'O, what a tangled web we weave’…So many smart people out there: Dr Shiva shows how millions of votes were stolen: It is slow going, and nearly an hour long but you we it to yourself to watch it through. This is how mathematicians spot computer fraud and are able to calculate the algorithm which created it. Dr Shiva shows exactly how many votes the computers stole (from Trump to Biden). Many more than enough to have completely overturned the election result. These Republican states (such as Michigan) will require a manual count of the votes before the election results are certified to correct these computer 'glitches' and Trump will have won the election. Watch and weep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztu5Y5obWPk&feature=emb_title
11/11/2020: The Computer Fraud: Based on this initial analysis over 500,000 votes were identified that were switched from President Trump to Joe Biden. In addition to this another 2,865,757 votes were deleted: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-exclusive-analysis-election-night-data-states-shows-millions-votes-either-switched-president-trump-biden-lost/ In Pennsylvania, 23,000 ballots have an impossible return date — earlier than ‘sent date’: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/pennsylvania-smoking-gun/ A Voting apocalypse: 10,000 rise from the grave to vote (for Biden) in Michigan: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/huge-analysis-finds-10000-dead-people-returned-mail-ballots-michigan/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/trumps-director-election-day-operations-tweets-photo-republican-poll-watchers-no-entry-list-philly/ & https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/11/06/a-pro-bono-lawyer-for-trump-campaign-shares-what-he-saw-in-pennsylvania/ For a million bucks’ reward there will be whistleblowers: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/texas-lt-governor-dan-patrick-offers-1-million-reward-evidence-voter-fraud/
11/11/2020: How was this fraud co-ordinated: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/six-battleground-states-democrat-governors-pause-counting-election-night-coordinated/
And here’s how it will be undone. Attorney
General Barr has already sent out thousands of operatives into the field. Soon
people will start ‘singing’ to save themselves all over
11/11/2020: You may think this is a joke but in at least one case it fact-checks: ‘I threw out every Trump ballot I saw. Tens of thousands of them and so did all of my co-workers’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/self-described-dem-party-worker-detroit-resident-brags-facebook-work-wayne-co-mi-threw-every-trump-ballot-saw-tens-thousands-co-worke/ and here’s another: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/trump-campaign-witness-saw-biden-harris-van-stop-las-vegas-nevada-center-unload-fill-boxes-ballots-video/ and another https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/no-humans-verified-any-signature-matches-in-nevada/ Many more are coming in every minute, eg https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/lindsey-graham-possible-ballot-harvesting-in-pennsylvania-involving-25000-nursing-home-residents/ & https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/jason-miller-we-found-illegal-ballot-harvesting-in-georgia/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/erie-pennsylvania-usps-worker-placed-unpaid-leave-blowing-whistle-backdating-ballots/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/stunning-sworn-affidavit-former-mi-asst-ag-election-worker-assigned-new-names-voters-appeared-absentee-ballot-person-already-voted/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/huge-exclusive-michigan-ag-dana-nessel-sends-cease-desist-order-journalist-demanding-erase-detroitleaks-video-showing-voter-fraud-training-face-criminal-prosecution/
11/11/2020: Real Clear Politics Pulls
11/11/2020: If just the illegal
non-citizens were removed from the electoral rolls Trump would have won easily
– and this is only a (small) part of the fraud. You cannot expect
the majority of the people to have faith in democracy (even lay down their
lives in defence of it) if clearly and demonstrably year after year the nation
is run and controlled by the minority and elections are never free and fair. In
10/11/2020: Real Clear Politics Pulls
10/11/2020: Pfizer Stopped Testing COVID-19 Vaccine Results in Late October, Placed Samples in Cold Storage to Be Tested the Day After the Election: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/report-pfizer-stopped-testing-covid-19-vaccine-results-late-october-placed-samples-cold-storage-tested-day-election/ Advice: Don’t buy into related shares until after you see whether Trump wins/loses. Of course Pfizer may have done this just to protect their own interests – imagine if they had released these results just before the election and Trump Biden won – he would have destroyed them. They may have been trying just to distance themselves.
10/11/2020: It’s all in the Log Files: As I have said before this fraud will
be detected, undone and its perpetrators prosecuted and gaoled. An example to
Here we see the visual evidence of this fraud in
10/11/2020: This is how Hammer and Scorecard computer vote fraud works. Watch
Trump lose 20,000 votes in one second in
09/11/2020: Of course Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvnia all have Republican
legislatures so that they can simply appoint the Electoral College members if
they are not satisfied that the vote represents the people’s will (and may
do so, as has been done before) however in all three states their own
governemts have also ordered an examination of the elections in their states.
For example: Read
the letter… & https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/pa-house-speaker-calls-full-audit-election-returns-theyre-certified,
etc. There is also a mandatory recount in
09/11/2020: How likely is this? Folks so keen to vote for Pres Joe Biden they didn’t bother to vote for the Senate or the House? There are a really lot of these Biden only votes: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/identified-450000-ballots-miraculously-vote-joe-biden-sidney-powell-drops-bomb-sunday-morning-futures-video/ More than anything this is indicative of hastily constructed fake votes.
09/11/2020: It is coming undone: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/07/detroit-ballot-tabulators-entered-names-of-non-voters-during-count/ & https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/07/nevada-whistleblower-says-he-witnessed-processing-of-illegitimate-votes/ From allowing clerks to fix spoiled ballots to permitting voters to escape ID rules, Wisconsin election officials took actions that were not authorized by legislature. https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/many-200000-wisconsin-residents-may-have-voted-absentee-without-having
Voting statistics reveal voter frauds
and demand a recount ‘as if someone
flipped a coin 100 times and got heads every time’. https://thenationalpulse.com/politics/pennsylvania-vote-anomalies/
The rescan of votes in
09/11/2020: It’s certainly not over: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/wait_just_a_minute_some_very_good_news_may_be_coming.html & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/mathematical_impossibilities_may_be_what_trips_up_democrat_plans.html & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/hammer_scorecard_and_a_venezuelatechnology_election.html It’s in the Log files stupid: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/there_are_no_software_glitches.html
08/11/2020: NB Bad Stuff: Suddenly a truck arrives at 4:00am with 61 boxes of ballots. Within minutes this centre processes 100,000 tallies (when it had only processed 7,000 all night. Go to around 15:30 in the witness video: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/felt-like-drug-deal-asian-american-ballot-observer-detroit-describes-mysterious-van-dropping-off-61-boxes-ballots-4-video/ Wisconsin Election Clerks May Have Illegally Altered Thousands of Ballots: https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/07/report-wisconsin-election-clerks-may-have-illegally-altered-thousands-of-ballots/?fbclid=IwAR0t2LSzv5K-uavZDqcXuILnt4ndvS_AzGSuvzICY0anD4XlITMSYP_IbU8 & Bucks County, Pennsylvania Board of Elections Director Confirms “Spoiled” Ballots Were Illegally Handled and Destroyed: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-project-veritas-bucks-county-pennsylvania-board-elections-director-confirms-spoiled-ballots-illegally-handled-destroyed-video/ & A former Democrat Governor blowing the whistle on Democrat vote fraud: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/rod-blagojevich-sounds-the-alarm-on-democrat-voter-fraud/
08/11/2020: There are 100,000 Provisional Votes still to count in
08/11/2020: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: News networks do not decide or call
election results. This Morning there are many reasons to think that the fraud
is real and that redress will occur. There were (at least) two (huge) computer
‘glitches’, the ‘Dominion System’ glitch and the ‘Hammer and Scorecard’ glitch
for example. Just one of these would be enough to overturn the result. Two
individual examples of the Dominion System glitch eg
07/11/2020: DIY Ultralight 07/11/2020: DIY Ultralight Chimney Rings: This is an update to my posts about a DIY Tent Stove and Ultralight Chimney. When you roll up the (eg .1 mm) stainless steel of titanium foil to make a chimney (which will otherwise fit in your billy - when it is rolled the other way) you need rings to hold the chimney shape.
I made my first set out of strips of foil which I joined with a pop rivet. This works, and they can be trimmed so that they don't cut your fingers (so much), but i suggested at the time this alternative: making them out of stainless steel (or titanium) wire joined with swages/ferrules/crimps.
You can source double-barrel (fishing) crimps. The ones I found at Amazon were single barrel, and in the photo I have only crimped once in the middle, though two crimps would be more secure. This method has certainly reduced the weight of the rings, made them so they will not cut your fingers and easier to fit in your billy.
This method has also brought the weight of the bands down from around 2 grams each to (as you can see) .59 grams). This is for a 40 mm diameter ring. I will be making my rings/chimney 35 mm (so that rolled up it will fit in my 5" high billy) so they will be slightly lighter than that - probably around .54 grams each. I need around 20 of then - so around 11 grams for the rings. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/07/diy-ultralight-chimney-rings/
07/11/2020: Voter turnout of 200% seems just a bit over the top. (https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/milwaukees-sky-high-voter-turnout-prompts-lawsuit-seeking-explanation) You can be caught out by the numbers: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/biden-votes-pattern-fails-an-easy-first-test-for-tax-fraud/ But there was no fraud: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/milwaukee_officials_have_some_explaining_to_do.html I notice that already Zuckerburg has been ‘caught out’ throwing a quarter of a billion dollars into this blatant vote buying operation.
07/11/2020: However, this farrago can be fixed (and has been in the past): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/huge-exclusive-keep-faith-president-trump-will-win-election-based-constitution-per-retired-intel-operative-tony-shaffer/ & https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/michigan-update-election-software-gave-6000-trump-votes-to-biden-same-program-used-in-47-counties/ https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-state-legislatures-rectify-election-fraud
07/11/2020: More evidence of fraud (Claims)
https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/alert-why-does-biden-have-so-many-more-votes-than-democrat-senators-in-swing-states/ and even more sinister here: https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1324411235329191936?s=20 Systematic corruption and criminality in the ‘Democratic’ Party. It will be interesting if this proves to be true ie that all official ballots are encrypted in such a way they cannot be copied so that fake votes will be revealed. It may well be true as this story from 2018 reveals: https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/403148-dhs-chief-calls-on-election-officials-in-all-50-states-to-have The rumour is that Federal officials have already been sent out by Trump to do this: https://grayseconomy.com/2020/11/05/will-dhs-officials-follow-the-watermark-to-verify-the-election/ & http://enjoyingthejourney.blogspot.com/
06/11/2020: The writer below itemizes the maths of the fraud pretty well I think https://redstate.com/scotthounsell/2020/11/05/excuse-me-while-i-call-bs-n275572while these articles illustrates some of the tricks used: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/05/pollak-seven-kinds-of-election-interference-from-fraud-to-censorship-legal/ & https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/count_and_recount_every_vote_until_you_win.html & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-project-veritas-nevada-usps-carrier-caught-tape-pledging-voter-fraud-remove-president-trump-office-video/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/cant-believe-seeing-coup-registered-democrat-poll-watcher-details-corruption-philly-vote-counting-center-video/ & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/stealing_pennsylvania.html while this observer actually saw 130,00 Biden votes illegally delivered (ie after the cut-off time) at 4:00 am in the morning – just as Pres Trump predicted would happen the night before: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/watch-ballot-count-watcher-describes-least-130000-ballots-biden-arriving-three-vehicles-detroit-dead-night/
06/11/2020: It is a coup. In the greatest democracy, the home of the free world, the light of the world. In the middle of the night hundreds of thousands of votes simply appeared out of thin air all 100% Biden with no oversight, no checks and balances, no scrutiny when Trump was way ahead and it was mathematically impossible for Biden to win. In a country with non-compulsory voting where closer to 50% participation is the norm, suddenly participation was (in the rigged areas) over 90% - in some cases over 100%! The Dems stole the election. If it ends in civil war I would not be surprised. All our money is out of the market which I expect to go into free fall any time. You might catch more about it here: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/ or here https://redstate.com/ or here https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ but you certainly will not get it from the conventional media, Facebook, Twitter…they are all in on it. I suspect it will end in bloodshed. PS: Lots of folk even came back from the grave to vote for Joe Biden (encouraged perhaps by his similarity to themselves): https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/118-year-old-dead-detroit-man-voted-for-biden/ With any luck though the delinquent states will be ordered (by the Supreme Court) to have a re-vote for the Presidency (under closer supervision): https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-happens-if-the-election-was-a-fraud-the-constitution-doesnt-say/ & https://ballotpedia.org/Can_a_redo_be_held_for_a_presidential_election%3F_(2020) or it can be fixed this way: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-state-legislatures-swing-states-may-end-saving-union-work/ First referenced article here: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/usa-2020-coup-in-progress/
05/11/2020: Mastery of Fire: For a million years (or more) this has been a defining ‘element’ of human life, indeed so much so that certain ancients considered it as one of four primordials: earth, water, air, fire. Indeed this classification has a resonance to it still.
Early man learned that fire not only provided essential warmth (and protection from predators) it reduced food energy dependence and improved health, but that it added (energy and flavour) value to that food as well. Of course this is still the case.
For the ultralight hiker the problem is how to get fire’s many advantages at the lightest possible weight – hence this post. The 20 gram titanium roll-up stove can be used as a windscreen with an alcohol burner or as a twig stove – if you want to save fuel or have run out of fuel. This is so much better than a gas stove which might easily run out of fuel or block up and be useless See Fuel Follies. The empty gas canister alone weighs probably seven times this!
The 32 grams for this set up (the cosy weighs 12 grams) is so much lighter than any gas set-up with nothing to go wrong. I just use a couple of spare tent pegs – 5.5 grams each – (for the pot stand) I carry anyway in case I need them for tent anchor side tie-outs on particularly windy nights. It also produces a substantial warmth at the door of your tent on a cold morning when you have your first cuppa of the day. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/05/mastery-of-fire/
05/11/2020: Unbelievable: Seven Milwaukee wards report more 2020 presidential votes than registered voters: https://mkecitywire.com/stories/564495243-analysis-seven-milwaukee-wards-report-more-2020-presidential-votes-than-registered-voters-biden-nets-146k-votes-in-city Voter ‘turn out’ at 90% was higher than we get with compulsory voting but in seven wards it was greater than 100%.
05/11/2020: Dems are such blatant crooks. No scrutiny allowed while they cheat. They have kicked out everyone with a GOP badge out of the room and won’t let anyone in. BUT they are still counting and only Dems are in the room. police are barricading and supporting this: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fi%2Fstatus%2F1324117887368499202%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0RAI0f3PMBwgDMAuP--69gRnxxWXVg8MPiavneT9R-wmaDCz23hVVjPZE&h=AT0gw7bmIIzsdS6YM5dCOQvbLGBZP1hqoF9uKYv4VNFlz67NxBd-FXHwtcZRtGDcE0foRWPWtGQmaNmfcZOUpbS06Vza7U_WA76FJ5EhrGWY26Gox4ztom2-n08GwArfgvg&__tn__=H-R&c=AT2f4xESOSESeUaJrGagj-OVlB5GC01aZjR1K6b58xN_4kIChTJFJSX8MzxFn3xEfQ7RQ2uwp3uGFEmLIDQV8buLpfxmxNZ4MWQcOA0qFTKQDgh199C2u4rFLZflYTAW_8hFgjBVNXkox5G4
05/11/2020: Massive Voter fraud: So while everyone was
asleep and after everyone went home, Democrats in
04/11/2020: Trump is clearly talking about
enormously major electoral fraud. His team has clearly detected it and will
have the evidence. Important people will go to gaol over this and
Trump is right that the remaining votes need to be secured and the matter be
sorted by a third party – which does just happen to be the Supreme Court. If
you look at the maths of the states in doubt, basically seven ‘Republican’ and
two ‘Democrat’ it is impossible for Trump to lose or Biden to win. The margin
of votes already counted is too great for the difference to be made up by
counting the remaining votes even if all voted for the same person which they
would not have. They would fall in a similar way to those already counted plus
or minus a predictable amount say 10-15% either way, not enough to make up a
deficiency of say 80-90% if the votes had already been counted and one
candidate was already say 10-12% ahead. Yet clearly this level of fraud is just
what his scrutineers (or others) have detected. I noticed during the day people
posting Youtubes of some fraud: box stuffing, refusal to admit scrutineers, etc
but apparently it was more massive than that – otherwise he could just have
allowed the count to proceed to Biden’s inevitable defeat - as he really has
clearly lost – in a big way. For example, it is mathematically impossible for
him to catch up in Pennsylvania with 75-88% of the votes counted and Trump
ahead by 12% with of over 5 ¼ million votes counted (630,000 ahead). With say
12% of voted still to be counted Biden would have to secure more than every
single uncounted vote. The same situation applies in every ‘Rust Belt’ (ie
Democrat controlled state) and in
04/11/2020: By 9:30 am (just a little over
an hour after voting opened in Florida Trumps’s vote had surged ahead of the
Democrat’s (and the Dow went up 500 points in half an hour). If you
04/11/2020: If only we had a Tucker Carlson. If only we had a Donald Trump. Good luck today Donald. May you have every success and go on to drain the dismal swamp that political and social life has become: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI_aK6W-jp0&feature=emb_title
03/11/2020: Public ‘welfare’ needs to rid itself of its ‘incentivisation’. If you reward something you will get more of it. That is why we have so much bad behaviour today. If you want to reduce dependence on the public purse that purse needs to become much less generous and the rod somewhat heavier particularly as the virus has robbed us of so much of our national wealth. For a start I propose this: Everyone should have a ‘right’ (only) to wholesome bread (say 2,500 calories per day worth) clean water (say 10 litres for drinking and washing), access to a (squat) toilet, a roof overhead of a night – I work outside when it rains. Haven’t washed away yet in over 70 years. Canvas is fine for a roof – I have spent years of my lfe under less, one blanket, a wooden board to sleep on, minimum clothing for climate/decency: two sets, one clean, one on the line. If they want more they will have to make an appropriate effort to obtain it at a set minimum hourly/tonnage rate. I would suggest people be provided with a large concrete space appropriately gridded and furnished with discrete measured heaps of sharp sand and a No 10 shovel. Moving a tonne of sand from one grid square to an adjacent one will be rewarded with a set dollar amount per tonne with which they can purchase other goods (eg jam, tea, meat, etc) at a set rate. At 5’ tall and 66 years old my wife Della can easily move ten tones of sand a day and have lots of time to ‘smell the roses’ – and frequently does, for enjoyment (ie both of those things). That ten tonnes should provide anyone with enough money to live in very modest comfort, say the current minimum dole payment approx $300/week. If they want more then they will need to ‘improve’ themselves. I believe that if this regime is implemented immediately the several million people on ‘welfare’ will very soon ‘improve’ themselves so that they are no longer on welfare a year later. If I am wrong after one year, I will reconsider. Let’s give it a try. It’s our money after all!
is happening again: How Much The 2016 Polls Missed By In Every State… https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/exactly-how-much-the-2016-polls-missed-by-in-every-state/
but the Dems and others are again not going to accept the result. In
03/11/2020: Two days out from the election Kamala (who very likely will end up President – after all the default choices are her or Mike Pence) admits to being a communist.This will not go down well. Here it is, Kamala: ‘Equality and equity are not the same thing, (equality is not enough because) not everybody’s starting out from the same place…Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place’. This is literal Communism. Translation: ‘Equitable treatment means you all end up a pile of skulls.’ Hilary is helping out by promising an avalanche of radical left legislation: https://moonbattery.com/hillary-promises-blitzkrieg-of-radical-left-legislation/
02/11/2020: Press censorship on this scale is an enormous evil (perpetuated by Biden and his associates), and what do you suppose happened to Hunter Carson’s documents? (https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/10/the-case-of-the-disappeared-biden-documents.php): https://www.zerohedge.com/political/heres-censored-biden-story-forced-glenn-greenwald-quit-firm-he-founded Meanwhile Biden’s corruption is incontrovertibly confirmed: https://pjmedia.com/election/victoria-taft/2020/10/30/boom-hunters-smoking-gun-email-implicating-joe-biden-just-blew-up-n1107034 PS: I notice the story is back online on Twitter after the firm’s shares crashed 20%! Maybe the people don’t support such censorship after all but would like to be allowed to make up their own minds? However, it just didn’t work and the voters are roaring back to return Trump with a stunning victory. Just you wait and see: https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2020/11/01/las-vegas-oddsmaker-announces-final-prediction-trump-electoral-landslide-coming-n2579146
02/11/2020: ‘The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.’ Bertrand Russell For example, no worry about ‘global warming’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/31/roger-revelle/
02/11/2020: Indeed they do –unless you happen to be one of their chosen ‘elites’: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/01/western-governments-have-absolute-contempt-for-citizens/
Days Trekking the EBC: (A Year Ago Today) Della: ‘And so we are back! 9
days trekking along the Everest Base Camp trail, Lukla to Dingboche. Our final
climb above Dingboche was as high aa Everest Base Camp, but I never wanted to
experience the cold and privation of the last 2 days of the trail, so we were
happy to call Dingboche our goal. And it was beyond amazing: I never expected
it to be the journey of a lifetime, but it was… The soaring beauty? The time,
whilst walking, to contemplate my life…? I only know that I felt more energy
and happiness than one small, imperfect heart can hold, and each day that heart
swelled further with gratitude for all the people whose loving support put me
there: my husband and lifelong guide, my family support-crew back home who kept
our home base running amidst their already busy lives, my friends who cheer me
from these Facebook pages daily, and my outstanding cardiologist who saved me
just moments from death exactly a year ago and then solved (though not quite
“cured”) my heart problem. So many people – giving so much: No wonder my heart
soared. The cynic that usually inhabits my soul might suggest that all this
emotion was a side-effect of the steroids that I was prescribed to help prevent
altitude sickness.. Who knows?!
01/11/2020: Ghost Shrimp and Other Small Fry: This post is an accompaniment to my recent post Small Game. It is not so hard to supplement your hiking rations with some tasty protein after all. A couple of hundred grams of protein will meet your daily requirements, whilst 500+ grams will be nearly enough for your total daily food needs. This is just not that hard to get. A good place to look is in the water
Of course if you are traveling along the seashore there
will be shellfish aplenty on every rocky promontory, and at least in
There are pretty much no shellfish anywhere which are actually poisonous (if fresh) though few are as delicious as pipis (which only need to be lightly steamed open), so shellfish represent a ready food source – testified to by the huge ‘middens’ of such scattered all along our coasts left by earlier denizens. Often these are 5-10 metres high! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/01/ghost-shrimp-and-other-small-fry/
01/11/2020: Look particularly at the steep decline in the case fatality rate: https://issuesinsights.com/2020/10/29/5-more-covid-charts-democrats-and-the-press-dont-want-you-to-see/
01/11/2020: Biden will steal the family home. Hidden in his agenda is this wicked plan. Don’t think this will go down well when/if it gets out: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/29/biden-to-take-family-homes-from-children/ Bizarrely they also plan to retract Trump’s tax cuts and steal a few thousand each from middle class voters, of course whilst also banning the family car & etc, etc. What maniac is writing their policies?
Macron: ‘The goal is to build an Islam in
are taking ‘hate speech’ to a whole other level in
31/10/2020: The reaction to the Nice
attacks is truly terrifying. (eg Mahathir thinks ‘millions of French people
should be killed). We really must end Moslem immigration and indeed reverse
it eg by paying those already here to leave even if it eventually costs a
million dollars for every one, but I imagine we could manage it at a tenth or a
hundredth of that.
30/10/2020: Must not let Della see this or I will have to be out hunting every day: Antlers in Jackson Wyoming.
30/10/2020: I like coconuts too but are you going to climb that tree: https://nypost.com/2020/10/28/costco-pulling-products-allegedly-made-with-forced-monkey-labor/
30/10/2020: The physics is settled: There can be no more warming from CO2 or water vapour: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/26/study-suggests-no-more-co2-warming/
29/10/2020: The Spooky and Dangerous Side of Black Licorice: I used to love it too until we worked out it was giving me terrible leg cramps: https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2020/10/27/the_spooky_and_dangerous_side_of_black_licorice_111589.html
29/10/2020: The bed as a private space only shared by partners is a recent invention: Groucho Marx ‘Anything that can’t be done in bed isn’t worth doing at all.’ https://www.fastcompany.com/90404121/the-bizarre-secret-history-of-beds
29/10/2020: Biden will lie about anything to become President, but attempting to cover up his criminal son’s vile pedophilia is utterly beyond the Pale. Mind you he is a creepy touchy-feely guy himself so one does not look far to see where the apple came from: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-exclusive-hunter-biden-pictures-half-naked-exposed-certain-minor-joe-biden-lying/ Meanwhile all over the net Tucker’s interview with Bobulinski itemising Biden’;s corruption has been taken down, but you can still get some snippet and transcripts here: https://pjmedia.com/election/bryan-preston/2020/10/27/bobulinski-the-bidens-are-compromised-and-lying-about-joes-knowledge-of-hunters-deals-with-china-n1099404
Steve Kates: Andrews is the worst political leader in
28/10/2020: How the fake news and polling see the
result, ie 310: 228 in Biden’s favour. Trump needs another 42 Electoral
College votes: Let’s consider him winning
27/10/2020: Astonishing: Touching Down on Asteroid Bennu: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/23/touching-down-on-asteroid-bennu/
27/10/2020: The Madness of Crowds. Nothing better illustrates this bizarre phenomenon than the current covid pseudo-crisis, ‘climate change’, demonizing fossil fuels, fantasies about ‘renewables’, socialism, and like ‘boojums’ – of course, they are all linked. I am I hope a rationalist yet I am astonished that people can be led en masse into such folly and that it has become dangerous to wave a pin anywhere near the miraculous balloons of hot air they have generated with their crazy ‘plans’. I trust Trump is right and that no-one will ever even mention ‘Covid’ again after November 4 when a red tide sweeps away so much (if not all) of the above nonsense. What a ‘paper tiger’ it has been. A ‘disease’ most would never know they even had except for the existence of an expensive, invasive and elaborate test – and which 99% throw off in a couple of days. A disease which kills only those who were going to die anyway – and then only if they are sadly neglected by leftist health administrators and the like by denying them cheap and effective treatment. Yet it has been used to shut down the capitalist world as if it was the “Black Death’ when it was never even the Hong Kong Flu let alone tuberculosis or small pox (which did not). The other ‘boojums’ are equally spurious. It all so reminds me of that wondrous Lewis Carroll Poem, ‘The Hunting of the Snark’: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43909/the-hunting-of-the-snark Just some important quotes to illustrate how the elaborate ‘fantastification’ works: ‘What I tell you three times is true.’, ‘One could see he was wise,
The moment one looked in his face!’, this wonderful ‘road map’: ‘Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we've got our brave Captain to thank
(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best—
A perfect and absolute blank!’, ‘beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum! For then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away,
And never be met with again!', ‘And summed it so well that it came to far more
Than the Witnesses ever had said!’– do you suppose this member of the crew was ‘Joe Biden’? ‘There was one who was famed for the number of things
He forgot when he entered the ship’ And finally: ‘In the midst of the word he was trying to say,
In the midst of his laughter and glee,
He had softly and suddenly vanished away—
For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.’
Fit the First
"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried,
As he landed his crew with care;
Supporting each man on the top of the tide
By a finger entwined in his hair.
"Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:
That alone should encourage the crew.
Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice:
What I tell you three times is true."
The crew was complete: it included a Boots—
A maker of Bonnets and Hoods—
A Barrister, brought to arrange their disputes—
And a Broker, to value their goods.
A Billiard-marker, whose skill was immense,
Might perhaps have won more than his share—
But a Banker, engaged at enormous expense,
Had the whole of their cash in his care.
There was also a Beaver, that paced on the deck,
Or would sit making lace in the bow:
And had often (the Bellman said) saved them from wreck,
Though none of the sailors knew how.
There was one who was famed for the number of things
He forgot when he entered the ship:
His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings,
And the clothes he had bought for the trip.
He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,
With his name painted clearly on each:
But, since he omitted to mention the fact,
They were all left behind on the beach.
The loss of his clothes hardly mattered, because
He had seven coats on when he came,
With three pair of boots—but the worst of it was,
He had wholly forgotten his name.
He would answer to "Hi!" or to any loud cry,
Such as "Fry me!" or "Fritter my wig!"
To "What-you-may-call-um!" or "What-was-his-name!"
But especially "Thing-um-a-jig!"
While, for those who preferred a more forcible word,
He had different names from these:
His intimate friends called him "Candle-ends,"
And his enemies "Toasted-cheese."
"His form is ungainly—his intellect small—"
(So the Bellman would often remark)
"But his courage is perfect! And that, after all,
Is the thing that one needs with a Snark."
He would joke with hænas, returning their stare
With an impudent wag of the head:
And he once went a walk, paw-in-paw, with a bear,
"Just to keep up its spirits," he said.
He came as a Baker: but owned, when too late—
And it drove the poor Bellman half-mad—
He could only bake Bride-cake—for which, I may state,
No materials were to be had.
The last of the crew needs especial remark,
Though he looked an incredible dunce:
He had just one idea—but, that one being "Snark,"
The good Bellman engaged him at once.
He came as a Butcher: but gravely declared,
When the ship had been sailing a week,
He could only kill Beavers. The Bellman looked scared,
And was almost too frightened to speak:
But at length he explained, in a tremulous tone,
There was only one Beaver on board;
And that was a tame one he had of his own,
Whose death would be deeply deplored.
The Beaver, who happened to hear the remark,
Protested, with tears in its eyes,
That not even the rapture of hunting the Snark
Could atone for that dismal surprise!
It strongly advised that the Butcher should be
Conveyed in a separate ship:
But the Bellman declared that would never agree
With the plans he had made for the trip:
Navigation was always a difficult art,
Though with only one ship and one bell:
And he feared he must really decline, for his part,
Undertaking another as well.
The Beaver's best course was, no doubt, to procure
A second-hand dagger-proof coat—
So the Baker advised it—and next, to insure
Its life in some Office of note:
This the Banker suggested, and offered for hire
(On moderate terms), or for sale,
Two excellent Policies, one Against Fire,
And one Against Damage From Hail.
Yet still, ever after that sorrowful day,
Whenever the Butcher was by,
The Beaver kept looking the opposite way,
And appeared unaccountably shy.
Fit the Second
The Bellman's Speech
The Bellman himself they all praised to the skies—
Such a carriage, such ease and such grace!
Such solemnity, too! One could see he was wise,
The moment one looked in his face!
He had bought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
A map they could all understand.
"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators,
Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?"
So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
"They are merely conventional signs!
"Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we've got our brave Captain to thank
(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best—
A perfect and absolute blank!"
This was charming, no doubt; but they shortly found out
That the Captain they trusted so well
Had only one notion for crossing the ocean,
And that was to tingle his bell.
He was thoughtful and grave—but the orders he gave
Were enough to bewilder a crew.
When he cried "Steer to starboard, but keep her head larboard!"
What on earth was the helmsman to do?
Then the bowsprit got mixed with the rudder sometimes:
A thing, as the Bellman remarked,
That frequently happens in tropical climes,
When a vessel is, so to speak, "snarked."
But the principal failing occurred in the sailing,
And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed,
Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East,
That the ship would not travel due West!
But the danger was past—they had landed at last,
With their boxes, portmanteaus, and bags:
Yet at first sight the crew were not pleased with the view,
Which consisted of chasms and crags.
The Bellman perceived that their spirits were low,
And repeated in musical tone
Some jokes he had kept for a season of woe—
But the crew would do nothing but groan.
He served out some grog with a liberal hand,
And bade them sit down on the beach:
And they could not but own that their Captain looked grand,
As he stood and delivered his speech.
"Friends, Romans, and countrymen, lend me your ears!"
(They were all of them fond of quotations:
So they drank to his health, and they gave him three cheers,
While he served out additional rations).
"We have sailed many months, we have sailed many weeks,
(Four weeks to the month you may mark),
But never as yet ('tis your Captain who speaks)
Have we caught the least glimpse of a Snark!
"We have sailed many weeks, we have sailed many days,
(Seven days to the week I allow),
But a Snark, on the which we might lovingly gaze,
We have never beheld till now!
"Come, listen, my men, while I tell you again
The five unmistakable marks
By which you may know, wheresoever you go,
The warranted genuine Snarks.
"Let us take them in order. The first is the taste,
Which is meagre and hollow, but crisp:
Like a coat that is rather too tight in the waist,
With a flavour of Will-o'-the-wisp.
"Its habit of getting up late you'll agree
That it carries too far, when I say
That it frequently breakfasts at five-o'clock tea,
And dines on the following day.
"The third is its slowness in taking a jest.
Should you happen to venture on one,
It will sigh like a thing that is deeply distressed:
And it always looks grave at a pun.
"The fourth is its fondness for bathing-machines,
Which it constantly carries about,
And believes that they add to the beauty of scenes—
A sentiment open to doubt.
"The fifth is ambition. It next will be right
To describe each particular batch:
Distinguishing those that have feathers, and bite,
From those that have whiskers, and scratch.
"For, although common Snarks do no manner of harm,
Yet, I feel it my duty to say,
Some are Boojums—" The Bellman broke off in alarm,
For the Baker had fainted away.
Fit the Third
The Baker's Tale
They roused him with muffins—they roused him with ice—
They roused him with mustard and cress—
They roused him with jam and judicious advice—
They set him conundrums to guess.
When at length he sat up and was able to speak,
His sad story he offered to tell;
And the Bellman cried "Silence! Not even a shriek!"
And excitedly tingled his bell.
There was silence supreme! Not a shriek, not a scream,
Scarcely even a howl or a groan,
As the man they called "Ho!" told his story of woe
In an antediluvian tone.
"My father and mother were honest, though poor—"
"Skip all that!" cried the Bellman in haste.
"If it once becomes dark, there's no chance of a Snark—
We have hardly a minute to waste!"
"I skip forty years," said the Baker, in tears,
"And proceed without further remark
To the day when you took me aboard of your ship
To help you in hunting the Snark.
"A dear uncle of mine (after whom I was named)
Remarked, when I bade him farewell—"
"Oh, skip your dear uncle!" the Bellman exclaimed,
As he angrily tingled his bell.
"He remarked to me then," said that mildest of men,
"'If your Snark be a Snark, that is right:
Fetch it home by all means—you may serve it with greens,
And it's handy for striking a light.
"'You may seek it with thimbles—and seek it with care;
You may hunt it with forks and hope;
You may threaten its life with a railway-share;
You may charm it with smiles and soap—'"
("That's exactly the method," the Bellman bold
In a hasty parenthesis cried,
"That's exactly the way I have always been told
That the capture of Snarks should be tried!")
"'But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum! For then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away,
And never be met with again!'
"It is this, it is this that oppresses my soul,
When I think of my uncle's last words:
And my heart is like nothing so much as a bowl
Brimming over with quivering curds!
"It is this, it is this—" "We have had that before!"
The Bellman indignantly said.
And the Baker replied "Let me say it once more.
It is this, it is this that I dread!
"I engage with the Snark—every night after dark—
In a dreamy delirious fight:
I serve it with greens in those shadowy scenes,
And I use it for striking a light:
"But if ever I meet with a Boojum, that day,
In a moment (of this I am sure),
I shall softly and suddenly vanish away—
And the notion I cannot endure!"
Fit the Fourth
The Bellman looked uffish, and wrinkled his brow.
"If only you'd spoken before!
It's excessively awkward to mention it now,
With the Snark, so to speak, at the door!
"We should all of us grieve, as you well may believe,
If you never were met with again—
But surely, my man, when the voyage began,
You might have suggested it then?
"It's excessively awkward to mention it now—
As I think I've already remarked."
And the man they called "Hi!" replied, with a sigh,
"I informed you the day we embarked.
"You may charge me with murder—or want of sense—
(We are all of us weak at times):
But the slightest approach to a false pretence
Was never among my crimes!
"I said it in Hebrew—I said it in Dutch—
I said it in German and Greek:
But I wholly forgot (and it vexes me much)
That English is what you speak!"
"'Tis a pitiful tale," said the Bellman, whose face
Had grown longer at every word:
"But, now that you've stated the whole of your case,
More debate would be simply absurd.
"The rest of my speech" (he explained to his men)
"You shall hear when I've leisure to speak it.
But the Snark is at hand, let me tell you again!
'Tis your glorious duty to seek it!
"To seek it with thimbles, to seek it with care;
To pursue it with forks and hope;
To threaten its life with a railway-share;
To charm it with smiles and soap!
"For the Snark's a peculiar creature, that won't
Be caught in a commonplace way.
Do all that you know, and try all that you don't:
Not a chance must be wasted to-day!
'Tis a maxim tremendous, but trite:
And you'd best be unpacking the things that you need
To rig yourselves out for the fight."
Then the Banker endorsed a blank check (which he crossed),
And changed his loose silver for notes.
The Baker with care combed his whiskers and hair,
And shook the dust out of his coats.
The Boots and the Broker were sharpening a spade—
Each working the grindstone in turn:
But the Beaver went on making lace, and displayed
No interest in the concern:
Though the Barrister tried to appeal to its pride,
And vainly proceeded to cite
A number of cases, in which making laces
Had been proved an infringement of right.
The maker of Bonnets ferociously planned
A novel arrangement of bows:
While the Billiard-marker with quivering hand
Was chalking the tip of his nose.
But the Butcher turned nervous, and dressed himself fine,
With yellow kid gloves and a ruff—
Said he felt it exactly like going to dine,
Which the Bellman declared was all "stuff."
"Introduce me, now there's a good fellow," he said,
"If we happen to meet it together!"
And the Bellman, sagaciously nodding his head,
Said "That must depend on the weather."
The Beaver went simply galumphing about,
At seeing the Butcher so shy:
And even the Baker, though stupid and stout,
Made an effort to wink with one eye.
"Be a man!" said the Bellman in wrath, as he heard
The Butcher beginning to sob.
"Should we meet with a Jubjub, that desperate bird,
We shall need all our strength for the job!"
Fit the Fifth
The Beaver's Lesson
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap.
Then the Butcher contrived an ingenious plan
For making a separate sally;
And had fixed on a spot unfrequented by man,
A dismal and desolate valley.
But the very same plan to the Beaver occurred:
It had chosen the very same place:
Yet neither betrayed, by a sign or a word,
The disgust that appeared in his face.
Each thought he was thinking of nothing but "Snark"
And the glorious work of the day;
And each tried to pretend that he did not remark
That the other was going that way.
But the valley grew narrow and narrower still,
And the evening got darker and colder,
Till (merely from nervousness, not from good will)
They marched along shoulder to shoulder.
Then a scream, shrill and high, rent the shuddering sky,
And they knew that some danger was near:
The Beaver turned pale to the tip of its tail,
And even the Butcher felt queer.
He thought of his childhood, left far far behind—
That blissful and innocent state—
The sound so exactly recalled to his mind
A pencil that squeaks on a slate!
"'Tis the voice of the Jubjub!" he suddenly cried.
(This man, that they used to call "Dunce.")
"As the Bellman would tell you," he added with pride,
"I have uttered that sentiment once.
"'Tis the note of the Jubjub! Keep count, I entreat;
You will find I have told it you twice.
Tis the song of the Jubjub! The proof is complete,
If only I've stated it thrice."
The Beaver had counted with scrupulous care,
Attending to every word:
But it fairly lost heart, and outgrabe in despair,
When the third repetition occurred.
It felt that, in spite of all possible pains,
It had somehow contrived to lose count,
And the only thing now was to rack its poor brains
By reckoning up the amount.
"Two added to one—if that could but be done,"
It said, "with one's fingers and thumbs!"
Recollecting with tears how, in earlier years,
It had taken no pains with its sums.
"The thing can be done," said the Butcher, "I think.
The thing must be done, I am sure.
The thing shall be done! Bring me paper and ink,
The best there is time to procure."
The Beaver brought paper, portfolio, pens,
And ink in unfailing supplies:
While strange creepy creatures came out of their dens,
And watched them with wondering eyes.
So engrossed was the Butcher, he heeded them not,
As he wrote with a pen in each hand,
And explained all the while in a popular style
Which the Beaver could well understand.
"Taking Three as the subject to reason about—
A convenient number to state—
We add Seven, and Ten, and then multiply out
By One Thousand diminished by Eight.
"The result we proceed to divide, as you see,
By Nine Hundred and Ninety and Two:
Then subtract Seventeen, and the answer must be
Exactly and perfectly true.
"The method employed I would gladly explain,
While I have it so clear in my head,
If I had but the time and you had but the brain—
But much yet remains to be said.
"In one moment I've seen what has hitherto been
Enveloped in absolute mystery,
And without extra charge I will give you at large
A Lesson in Natural History."
In his genial way he proceeded to say
(Forgetting all laws of propriety,
And that giving instruction, without introduction,
Would have caused quite a thrill in Society),
"As to temper the Jubjub's a desperate bird,
Since it lives in perpetual passion:
Its taste in costume is entirely absurd—
It is ages ahead of the fashion:
"But it knows any friend it has met once before:
It never will look at a bribe:
And in charity-meetings it stands at the door,
And collects—though it does not subscribe.
"Its flavour when cooked is more exquisite far
Than mutton, or oysters, or eggs:
(Some think it keeps best in an ivory jar,
And some, in mahogany kegs:)
"You boil it in sawdust: you salt it in glue:
You condense it with locusts and tape:
Still keeping one principal object in view—
To preserve its symmetrical shape."
The Butcher would gladly have talked till next day,
But he felt that the Lesson must end,
And he wept with delight in attempting to say
He considered the Beaver his friend.
While the Beaver confessed, with affectionate looks
More eloquent even than tears,
It had learned in ten minutes far more than all books
Would have taught it in seventy years.
They returned hand-in-hand, and the Bellman, unmanned
(For a moment) with noble emotion,
Said "This amply repays all the wearisome days
We have spent on the billowy ocean!"
Such friends, as the Beaver and Butcher became,
Have seldom if ever been known;
In winter or summer, 'twas always the same—
You could never meet either alone.
And when quarrels arose—as one frequently finds
Quarrels will, spite of every endeavour—
The song of the Jubjub recurred to their minds,
And cemented their friendship for ever!
Fit the Sixth
The Barrister's Dream
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap.
But the Barrister, weary of proving in vain
That the Beaver's lace-making was wrong,
Fell asleep, and in dreams saw the creature quite plain
That his fancy had dwelt on so long.
He dreamed that he stood in a shadowy Court,
Where the Snark, with a glass in its eye,
Dressed in gown, bands, and wig, was defending a pig
On the charge of deserting its sty.
The Witnesses proved, without error or flaw,
That the sty was deserted when found:
And the Judge kept explaining the state of the law
In a soft under-current of sound.
The indictment had never been clearly expressed,
And it seemed that the Snark had begun,
And had spoken three hours, before any one guessed
What the pig was supposed to have done.
The Jury had each formed a different view
(Long before the indictment was read),
And they all spoke at once, so that none of them knew
One word that the others had said.
"You must know—" said the Judge: but the Snark exclaimed "Fudge!"
That statute is obsolete quite!
Let me tell you, my friends, the whole question depends
On an ancient manorial right.
"In the matter of Treason the pig would appear
To have aided, but scarcely abetted:
While the charge of Insolvency fails, it is clear,
If you grant the plea 'never indebted.'
"The fact of Desertion I will not dispute;
But its guilt, as I trust, is removed
(So far as relates to the costs of this suit)
By the Alibi which has been proved.
"My poor client's fate now depends on your votes."
Here the speaker sat down in his place,
And directed the Judge to refer to his notes
And briefly to sum up the case.
But the Judge said he never had summed up before;
So the Snark undertook it instead,
And summed it so well that it came to far more
Than the Witnesses ever had said!
When the verdict was called for, the Jury declined,
As the word was so puzzling to spell;
But they ventured to hope that the Snark wouldn't mind
Undertaking that duty as well.
So the Snark found the verdict, although, as it owned,
It was spent with the toils of the day:
When it said the word "GUILTY!" the Jury all groaned,
And some of them fainted away.
Then the Snark pronounced sentence, the Judge being quite
Too nervous to utter a word:
When it rose to its feet, there was silence like night,
And the fall of a pin might be heard.
"Transportation for life" was the sentence it gave,
"And then to be fined forty pound."
The Jury all cheered, though the Judge said he feared
That the phrase was not legally sound.
But their wild exultation was suddenly checked
When the jailer informed them, with tears,
Such a sentence would have not the slightest effect,
As the pig had been dead for some years.
The Judge left the Court, looking deeply disgusted:
But the Snark, though a little aghast,
As the lawyer to whom the defence was intrusted,
Went bellowing on to the last.
Thus the Barrister dreamed, while the bellowing seemed
To grow every moment more clear:
Till he woke to the knell of a furious bell,
Which the Bellman rang close at his ear.
Fit the Seventh
The Banker's Fate
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap.
And the Banker, inspired with a courage so new
It was matter for general remark,
Rushed madly ahead and was lost to their view
In his zeal to discover the Snark
But while he was seeking with thimbles and care,
A Bandersnatch swiftly drew nigh
And grabbed at the Banker, who shrieked in despair,
For he knew it was useless to fly.
He offered large discount—he offered a cheque
(Drawn "to bearer") for seven-pounds-ten:
But the Bandersnatch merely extended its neck
And grabbed at the Banker again.
Without rest or pause—while those frumious jaws
Went savagely snapping around—
He skipped and he hopped, and he floundered and flopped,
Till fainting he fell to the ground.
The Bandersnatch fled as the others appeared
Led on by that fear-stricken yell:
And the Bellman remarked "It is just as I feared!"
And solemnly tolled on his bell.
He was black in the face, and they scarcely could trace
The least likeness to what he had been:
While so great was his fright that his waistcoat turned white—
A wonderful thing to be seen!
To the horror of all who were present that day,
He uprose in full evening dress,
And with senseless grimaces endeavoured to say
What his tongue could no longer express.
Down he sank in a chair—ran his hands through his hair—
And chanted in mimsiest tones
Words whose utter inanity proved his insanity,
While he rattled a couple of bones.
"Leave him here to his fate—it is getting so late!"
The Bellman exclaimed in a fright.
"We have lost half the day. Any further delay,
And we sha'n't catch a Snark before night!"
Fit the Eighth
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap.
They shuddered to think that the chase might fail,
And the Beaver, excited at last,
Went bounding along on the tip of its tail,
For the daylight was nearly past.
"There is Thingumbob shouting!" the Bellman said,
"He is shouting like mad, only hark!
He is waving his hands, he is wagging his head,
He has certainly found a Snark!"
They gazed in delight, while the Butcher exclaimed
"He was always a desperate wag!"
They beheld him—their Baker—their hero unnamed—
On the top of a neighbouring crag,
Erect and sublime, for one moment of time,
In the next, that wild figure they saw
(As if stung by a spasm) plunge into a chasm,
While they waited and listened in awe.
"It's a Snark!" was the sound that first came to their ears,
And seemed almost too good to be true.
Then followed a torrent of laughter and cheers:
Then the ominous words "It's a Boo—"
Then, silence. Some fancied they heard in the air
A weary and wandering sigh
That sounded like "-jum!" but the others declare
It was only a breeze that went by.
They hunted till darkness came on, but they found
Not a button, or feather, or mark,
By which they could tell that they stood on the ground
Where the Baker had met with the Snark.
In the midst of the word he was trying to say,
In the midst of his laughter and glee,
He had softly and suddenly vanished away—
For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.
27/10/2020: The Bidens are toast. Biden Corruption: Trickle Of Information Becomes Flow Becomes Flood Becomes Avalanche: https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2020-10-23-biden-corruption-trickle-of-information-becomes-flow-becomes-flood-becomes-avalanche And now an anti-communist Chinese website is publishing Hunter Biden’s drug and sex tapes. God alone knows what they will post next: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/go-chinas-gtv-releases-videos-hunter-biden-sex-tapes-smoking-crack/ Or this: “Today, I went to a Trump rally” In Democrat Majority Greenwich, Ct. “I wanted to see one up close for myself...and it was an eye-opening experience” https://100percentfedup.com/today-i-went-to-a-trump-rally-in-democrat-majority-greenwich-ct-i-wanted-to-see-one-up-close-for-myself-and-it-was-an-eye-opening-experience/ For more on Biden’s links to the Chinese Communist Party: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/10/forget_the_hunter_biden_sex_tapes_the_real_news_is_much_bigger_than_that.html BTW: Facebook simply refused to post 2 out of 4 of these links!
26/10/2020: Trouble is, Ted Bailleu & Tony Abbott were so rare as recent politicians in Australia who took action to seriously rein in (rather than increase) debt, so that eg Vic’s finances were back in the black to the tune of a few hundreds of millions and Australia’s would have headed in the same direction. Yet, we dumped them. This is the lesson the pollies understood from this: Spend! It is why (eg) US & Oz debt continue to mushroom. Unfortunately there will be a day of reckoning for all this recklessness (note the derivation, ‘reck’ = ‘care’ OE). When the ability to pay finally runs out, we will have paid to breed a vast horde of utterly useless folk who can no longer be sustained – and we will refuse to continue hand-outs to them. We have 40%+ of the population today on some kind of ‘welfare’ or another. Who will ‘care’ for them then? What then will be the consequence?
26/10/2020: ‘There may be nothing to these allegations, even if one of Pell’s accusers bought a property worth nearly $500,000 just a month after one of the alleged payments’ but Vicpol refuses to investigate the movement of over a million dollars even though other police forces have already made arrests: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt-latest-twist-in-george-pell-witch-hunt-puts-victorian-authorities-in-firing-line/news-story/1511f7eb1471a7b69bf969885a1990cf
26/10/2020: Statistical analysis of 118 studies proves 'efficacy' of Hydroxychloroquine. Think of the lives that could have been saved if Dan and Anastacia hadn’t banned it. They should be indicted for murder. : https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6204459728001
25/10/2020: Total Precipitable Water and the Greenhouse Effect: As seen in the graph above, this article shows that declining humidity in the upper atmosphere fully offsets the greenhouse effect of increasing humidity in the lower atmosphere. Eliminating the water vapor feedbacks from climate models would reduce the multi-model mean equilibrium climate sensitivity from 3.2 °C to 1.7°C and would reduce the social cost of carbon dioxide calculated by the FUND economic model, with two updates, from 2018US$‑1.79/tCO2 to US$-7.14/tCO2at 3% discount rate. The negative signs indicate that climate change is beneficial. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/09/29/total-precipitable-water-and-the-greenhouse-effect/
25/10/2020: Assessing Risk:Folks
are very bad at this and likely to become alarmed when they learn that the risk
of something (plastic bottles?) causing death is 1/100th of 1% or the like…but
the very moment you are born (even if you could expect to live 100 years) the
risk of your dying is 100%. In any given year that chance is exactly 1% -
though some years are worse than others…if the average age of death is 80, then
the chance of your ding in any given year up to your 80thbirthday is 50%
divided by 80 or .625%, but as 50% die after they are 80 then the chance of
your dying in the next 20 years is 50% divided by 20 or 2.5%, but the vast
majority of those over 80 die before their 90th birthday so that the real
chance of dying between 80-90 is more like 50% divided by 10 (years) or 5% per
year, ie 1 in 20 – consequentially about the same as your risk of dying of
coronavirus at that age if you should contract it! No surprise, is it? Life is
fraught with dangers, but we should not so blight the enjoyment of our lives as
by overly dwelling on the danger. There is a sensible balance between risk and
preparedness and a sensible costing. In the current so-called ‘pandemic’ we
have horridly inflated the cost. We could never have afforded to spend $100,000
saving each and every life, mine included. There is just not enough money to do
that. Our normal governments’ annual health budgets have always reflected that
fact. Yet in the current ‘crisis’ we have spent upwards of 500 billion dollars
in Australia (and rising) saving a purported 16,000 (elderly) lives, lives
which would have been taken anyway as the above analysis of risk shows, a spend
of over 30 million dollars per life, over 300 times what we would ‘normally’
think to be ‘too much’! We will literally never cease paying for this reckless
and useless waste. And we have carelessly thrown so many freedoms away to do so
as well! If our population was a static 25 million people then we could expect
a little over 1% of them to die in any given year or 250,000 people, around the
population of one of our smaller cities (Hobart or Newcastle for example – or
around two Hiroshimas per year)! Sounds awful doesn’t it? But it is just
normal! Could we have ‘saved’ those supposed 16,000 lives – 6% of the total, or
would they have just died from something else? The normal chance of death in a
lifetime is 100% after all. No country has experienced an excess death rate
from this virus. Indeed in
24/10/2020: The Importance of Blasphemy – an important essay. It is one thiong to have the ‘freedom to believe’ but it is more important to have the freedom not to believe, to instead base one’s life on facts and evidence rather than on some medieval (or even more archaic) shibboleth or dogma. As the third wave in Melbourne shows we are at great danger from the failure of a significant religious group (moslems) to identify as Australians first (and do the right thing); even more the murder of Samuel Paty in France illustrates the dangers presented by this extremist group in our society: https://quillette.com/2020/10/21/the-importance-of-blasphemy/
24/10/2020: Sooner or later we are going to have to live with the virus. All that has been done to date only delays that day. Any vaccine will only prevent a percentage of cases anyway, perhaps 2/3. If cheap freely available drugs such as Vitamin D, Zinc, Hydroxychloroquine and Ivomec were marshaled against it (as well as more serious efforts made to protect the elderly) 80%+ of deaths could be prevented as well. The ‘so-called second-wave in Europe and etc is enormously less deadly (probably mostly because thse who were going to die from it already have): http://joannenova.com.au/2020/10/where-are-the-deaths-ten-reasons-the-first-and-second-covid-waves-look-so-different/ And it really was a huge protest yesterday in Melbourne against the lockdown: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/10/huge-protest-today-in-melbourne-against-the-andrews-government.html
24/10/2020: Biden is unfit for any office which does not have bars on the windows. His son’s laptop is a stunning record of infamy: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/10/biden-crime-family-comes-undone-daniel-greenfield/ During the debate he assured the audience that he had never expressed opposition to fracking, but here he is opposing it multiple times: https://twitter.com/i/status/1319466667676749824 and Bobulinski’s evidence of Joe profiting hugely from corrupt deals with China will bring his campaign to an end: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/10/damning-statement-from-tony-bobulinski-ceo-of-bidenchina-entity.html
23/10/2020: Poverty/Disadvantage - This supposed connection is highly spurious: As a child I grew up in what could only be described as a ‘poor’ family. We had no running water or electricity, no heating, no sewerage or septic tank, no ‘family’ car, no television, no ‘made’ road, adequate but (likely) protein poor diet, no ‘holidays’, very few toys, no ‘treats’, second-hand/repaired/home-made clothing, (I personally wore no shoes until I was in High School), haircuts performed at home, we grew most of our own food (so nothing out of season); we all suffered from boils (Vitamin deficiency or inadequate washing facilities?)…the list goes on. We never felt ANY sense of disadvantage. Certainly there was nothing about this situation which prevented us from excelling. Both my parents were quite literate, had beautiful flawless copperplate handwriting and were well informed about world events and the progress of ideas. ‘The Poor’ today are rich beyond my parents’ dreams of avarice (not that they had them anyway), their homes and lives crammed with sci-fi gadgets and robots beyond imagining, their stomachs full of a cornucopia of overly nutritious goodies…their minds and spirits are unbelievably vacuous however, and they are unable to do anything. For example, I recently posted some advice about fire lighting on a hiking website only to receive the comment that ‘fire-lighting’ was not in someone’s skill-set, so they would stick to ‘reliable’ gas stoves. Similarly posts about wonderful DIY hiking gear which is virtually free and better than anything you can buy for hundreds of dollars are the least-visited posts on my webpage (eg https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/10/21/tent-stove-progress/ ) ‘Disadvantage’ is all in the mind.
23/10/2020: OMG: It just gets worse and worse for the Bidens: Confirmed Footage Of Hunter Biden Raping And Torturing Little Chinese Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkxLQyuCUtM&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0CxAyt8vMSBFQ7Or59HyG9qVr5V7Z9gqFfZiLu1t2e5NuyW8ukasxn2mE Of course the ‘fake news’ eg the Washington Post is running a front page about Biden’s dietary preferences: https://althouse.blogspot.com/2020/10/how-washington-post-is-keeping-up-with.html#more when a Biden insider whistleblower confirms he witnessed Joe involved in Hunter’s ‘business’ deals: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-whistleblower-releases-statement-personally-witnessed-former-vp-joe-biden-involved-deals-hunter-biden/
23/10/2020: In 1917
22/10/2020: So many ‘problems’ arise because many people are ‘orally fixated’ instead of auditorally. Their problems arise from what they choose to put in their mouths and have come out of them. If they paid more attention to their ears (eg listen to good advice) their problems would disappear. Surely more than enough money has already been spent on brochures and education programmes explaining eg why smoking is bad for you, how to avoid diabetes, drugs are bad, exercise is good, etc? I add advice about not spouting angry vile stupidities out of them, blaming others, one’s own ‘disadvantage, etc. The individual alone is responsible for one’s own situation. No-one else is. No-one else is able to lift you out of a bad situation either. If you don’t ‘pull yourself up by your own bootstraps’ no-one else will or can! ‘Victims’ (and perpetrators) of domestic violence, the ‘diabetes epidemic’, aboriginal ‘disadvantage’, poverty, homelessness…they are all the individual’s fault. The ‘victims’ alone can help themselves. Not a cent of public money should be spent on such ‘social problems’. People must take responsibility for themselves. For example, if people are on ‘welfare’, unemployed and unemployable, morbidly obese, diabetic, illiterate, smokers, drinkers, drug addicts, neither grow nor consume fresh fruit/vegetables, attempt to subsist alone on junk food (proven how many times to kill lab rats?), it is their own fault, their own problem. The sooner they either lift themselves up or are gone from the planet, the better.
22/10/2020: At CO2 roughly 50% up from supposed pre-industrial levels (ie 280 to 420 ppm) we should see roughly half the warming we should see roughly half the warming (if the forcing was linear – it is rather less than lineal) but there is no evidence that temperatures today are any different (subtracting ‘normal’ natural variations - as if you can) than they were in say the mid C19th when (eg in Oz) we recorded the hottest temperatures we ever have! If the first half of the doubling has produced close to zero warming then the second half of the doubling can only produce less than that in fact – which is a cooling! Don’t fret. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/20/crisis-looms-in-alarmist-climate-science/
22/10/2020: When ‘science’ follows the left. This is just an example from the issue of vaping which surely is at least less dangerous than tobacco smoking (which is legal) and ought therefore to be allowed as a more ‘healthy’ alternative for would-be smokers (which I am not), but that does not fit the left’s agenda and unfortunately here the Libs follow the Left down every rat-hole they create, so that there is no alternative. So, we have had bans and changes to many previously congenial things: decimal currency, the imperial system, crackers, drinking, drink driving, smoking, traditional marriage, the place of Christianity in society, homosexuality and pedophilia, climate, forest management, gun ownership, hunting and fishing…if you give an inch they will take a mile (not sure what that is in decimals)! https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/10/when-science-follows-the-left.php
21/10/2020: Even plants have rudimentary intelligence and memory: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/how-venus-flytraps-store-short-term-memories-prey/amp?__twitter_impression=true
was deliberately created and released by the communist Chinese Government.
No doubt this was a response to the
21/10/2020: This Biden corruption thing is just so big. Even the FBI is complicit in the cover-up as well as nearly all of the Press and media (and of course our own ABC). It makes ‘conspiracy theories’ of all sorts more attractive as there seems to be no way forward for ‘truth’ except a prayed-for Trump victory, and maybe a bit more ‘swamp draining’. I am just astonished they have not assassinated him! They may yet. Unfortunately there are many parallels in Australia: the Labor Party’s links to China and the corrupt ‘Clinton Foundation’ spring to mind, as does the recent Pell money trail but I am not specially enamoured of the Libs either. Where is our own Aussie Trump: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/10/its-a-scandal-that-mainstream-media-is-ignoring-this-us-senate-homeland-security-report-on-biden-cor.html & http://joannenova.com.au/2020/10/one-minute-we-were-america-then-next-we-were-china/
20/10/2020: Tent Stove Progress: I took a break from tree planting this morning to have a play with this prototype stove (and to try out my chimney). I have made this one out of two (6" dia 2' high - 15 x 5 cm) stainless steel bird feeding bowls from the local $2 store. They weighed 78 grams each.
I have joined them together with the simple expedient of drilling three holes around the rims and pushing a piece of wire through the holes and into the ground. Tent pegs would work better and would secure the stove very safely in the vestibule of the tent. The collar thing I am using for a fuel guide tube is just a $2 plumbing fitting from Bunnings. I will come up with something better/lighter.
The chimney is just sitting in the hole I drilled with the Lenox hole saw at the moment. The twigs you see in it are 1/2" to 3/4" (12-19 mm). These are easily broken over your knee and can be split (carefully by pushing a fixed blade knife through them to get at the dry heartwood. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/10/20/tent-stove-progress/
20/10/2020: Glaciers around the world reached their greatest size in four thousand years by 1850. Then abruptly the world began to warm. Arctic sea ice lost 40% of its thickness by 1940… the dramatic warming was due to an increased transfer of heat through the atmosphere by a strengthening of the winds carrying heat from southern parts to the Arctic: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/13/greenland-and-the-1950s-climate-consensus/
20/10/2020: The real death toll from Covid though is pretty much the same as the 2017-8 flu season: https://nypost.com/2020/10/17/how-the-media-is-misreporting-covid-19s-death-toll-in-america/
just can’t buy crowds like this; thousands of people line the streets of
good news story for Australians: Cardinal Pell celebrates his first mass in
19/10/2020: Willis’s cartoons of Mohammed are the best. I think even the good prophet would have a laugh at them: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/18/cartoon-bob-interviews-the-prophet/
19/10/2020: Indications of a good Trump win are growing, thank goodness. There is no-one else out there who stands for the mainstream, for the traditional values of the middle ground: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/joe-bidens-popularity-wanes-amid-hunter-biden-rehab-and-foreign-interests-email-scandal/news-story/bd7d6e872facf99032f7261956db56a7 The graphic shows how emeritus political scientist Helmut Norpoth’s model predicts the result. He has been right 25/27 times (You have to hope he is right):
18/10/2020: My First Ultralight Chimney: I am slowly working my way through the many issues involved in constructing ultralight wood burning stoves for tent heating, cooking and electricity generation. This will take some time. The most important first step however involved whether I could construct an ultralight roll-up chimney without having to be able to weld such lighteweight metal foil materials. This is my fist attempt and though it was a success I am not completely unwounded (neither is Della) and we have learned much. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/10/18/my-first-ultralight-chimney/
18/10/2020: Meanwhile more fraud about dangers to the Reef which has moved about quite a lot over the last 20,000 years anyway as sea level see-sawed during glaciation events. Imagine how far out to sea (or non-existent) it must have been when you could walk to Tasmnania only 15,000 years ago. It is the nature of coral reefs that they occur in shallow seas. If sea level was 50 or more metres lower (as it was) then they did not exist anywhere near their present locales: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/10/half-the-reef-destroyed-but-they-wont-release-the-data/ & https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/15/half-the-corals-dead-but-not-in-real-life/
18/10/2020: Seems like Mars’ oceans have gone underground with up to a third covered by subterranean ice sheets: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/16/cliffs-in-ancient-ice-on-mars/
18/10/2020: ‘After the game, the pawn and the king go in the same box.’ Roger de Hauteville
17/10/2020: A lesson from the life of Geoffrey Chaucer who (barely) lived through some interesting parliaments (the ‘Merciless’ and the ‘Wonderful’ for example): http://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2020/10/chaucers-near-execution.html
17/10/2020: Fatherlessness. Probably the greatest threat to a civilised society, ‘As a first-year obstetrical resident, I delivered 150 babies in three months. Only one of the mothers was married. Most of these girls were 11 years old…’ https://pjmedia.com/columns/larry-elder/2020/10/15/fatherless-households-a-national-crisis-n1056125
16/10/2020: What Our Children Learn in School: ‘Our public schools are run, for the most part, by liberal administrators, and teachers are drawn, usually, from the lowest quadrant of academic ability among college graduates. There are exceptions, of course, but the overall level of instruction in the public schools is abysmal. And that isn’t the worst of it: teachers who are marginally able, at best, to teach the subjects for which they are nominally responsible often devote themselves to political indoctrination instead’ Listen: (This is a Yr 9 Geography class) https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/10/what-our-children-learn-in-school.php
16/10/2020: Biden is a crook. Hopefully this will bring him down: https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/email-reveals-how-hunter-biden-introduced-ukrainian-biz-man-to-dad/?fbclid=IwAR2Rw8-jGAY3gPLLI6n_j2vAcq4TFSTs0_03oTw3lzSmw8DnoLkYMmYO6Rk# Zuckerburg is trying hard to shut down this story and has thrown $400 million dollars against Trump. If Trump id re-elected that power will be emasculated, as it should be. Powerful people should not be able to shut down free speech. Nonetheless the story grows and grows: https://spectator.us/hunter-biden-ukraine-burisma-election-2020/ & https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/10/15/senate-judiciary-committee-will-subpoena-twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-over-ny-post-censorship/ & https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6200811085001
16/10/2020: Has to be true I think: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/14/nolte-study-signs-tell-us-polls-might-be-missing-hidden-trump-voters/
15/10/2020: Sad: Green Dreams Fulfilled: Around 10:00 am this morning the house shook to what we thought at first was an earthquake but it proved to be Engie blowing up one of the dredgers at the Hazelwood mine (about five kilometers away). There is now no way electricity production can be restarted quickly or cheaply at the Hazelwood Power Station ste though it could have been replaced by a modern coal plant which produced 70% less CO2 for a couple of billion – probably around the cost of the decommissioning! And you could have had electricity once more at under 20 cents per kilowatt hour! A whole new complex will have to be built when the country finally comes to its senses and realizes that we cannot have renewable electricity – it is just a ridiculous and impossible expensive extravaganza. If you want a carbon free future (no particularly good reason why you would but) Nuclear Yes. Renewables No. So sad to see it die: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=5zUK5HSWDv8&fbclid=IwAR0x9HI4eFK-Fu3dBgVc-PlZFjkUd1yHZAzb7V62Bb9QP79ZOSwo66rd_2Q
UN is quite mad. Even its own data puts the lie to its own propaganda: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/10/peak-climate-religion-un-says-earth-to-become-uninhabitable-hell/ NASA Expects Global Cooling – you’d
think this would be headline news: https://finance.townhall.com/columnists/mikeshedlock/2019/01/30/amidst-global-warming-hysteria-nasa-expects-global-cooling-n2540500?
15/10/2020: ‘Emergencies have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have eroded’. Friedrich Hayek. The science is settled: lockdown supporters are self-interested lunatics and anti-science denialists: https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/global/coronavirus-who-backflips-on-virus-stance-by-condemning-lockdowns/news-story/f2188f2aebff1b7b291b297731c3da74#.7daqw Listen to the experts: The centre for disease Control (US) First Said Not to Wear Masks, Then to Wear Masks, Then Masks Were Better than Vaccines – Now New Evidence Shows Masks Are Ineffective: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/cdc-first-said-not-wear-masks-wear-masks-masks-better-vaccines-now-new-evidence-shows-masks-dont-work/
15/10/2020: Do people really want ‘political correctness’: https://www.city-journal.org/cultural-revolution A great essay. ‘Over the past 20 years, virtually all the most progressive large states—New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and California—have suffered massive outmigration, while red or purplish states like Florida, Texas, the Carolinas, or Arizona welcome more and more Americans to resettle there.’ This makes those states more ‘marginal’ politically, but it also focuses the campaign challenges. ‘It’s up to Americans everywhere, regardless of their party registration, to put a halt to a cultural revolution that our children may otherwise inherit.’
14/10/2020: Joe is such a hit. This video should prove popular: https://twitter.com/i/status/1313983383198863360 In contrast to that we have this: Signs That Trump Isn’t Going to Win on Nov. 3: https://townhall.com/columnists/kevinmccullough/2020/10/11/signs-that-trump-isnt-going-to-win-on-nov-3-n2577841
14/10/2020: The Covid Zone:
14/10/2020: Secrets of human happiness #2: Start following Brietbart and Sky instead of the ‘fake news’, ie: https://www.breitbart.com/# & https://www.skynews.com.au/ & https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ & https://www.foxnews.com/category/world/world-regions/australia
13/10/2020: Now folks pray to the Government to save them. This is what they used to do: (from) The Book of Common Prayer, ‘O most powerful and glorious Lord God, at whose command the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; We, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help; Save, Lord, or else we perish’. Frankly, even as an atheist I do not find prayers to ‘almighty government’ to be an improvement.
13/10/2020: What’s not to like? So many here would vote for a party/individual who promised this platform (especially when in his first term he kept all his promises - and then some) unlike every politician in history. Go Donald:
Here is the full list:
END OUR RELIANCE ON
DRAIN THE SWAMP
DEFEND OUR POLICE
END ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS
INNOVATE FOR THE FUTURE
These people are working hard for a Trump victory: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/11/rioters-topple-abraham-lincoln-teddy-roosevelt-statues-in-portland-museum-windows-smashed/
12/10/2020: An interesting chart. I can’t wait to see the 2020 bounce when Trump wins. It seems to me that the stock market is currently factoring in his winning. It will obviously crash (as it did when Obama won) if he loses. https://www.predictit.org/markets/13/Prez-Election
12/10/2020: I have this problem too (for ‘New Yorker’ substitute (preferred) group: ‘I find the average New Yorker so breathtakingly ill-informed, I prefer to converse with animals, or even trees’: https://www.takimag.com/article/goodbye-cows/
12/10/2020: What a loss Adam Lindsay Gordon’s death was. Our greatest ever poet, almost forgotten today: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/09/the-poetry-of-adam-lindsay-gordon/
11/10/2020: New Tent Pegs: I tend to buy a lot of tent pegs because I am always making new tents/tarps and I like to have them all complete against need. I have found Aliexpress to be a good source (if you can wait for delivery). The 'Tito' brand there is quite satisfactory, for example.
I favour a Shepherd's hook shape for most of my tent pegs in titanium (for lightness) and around 6" long for most uses. The plain ones are usually the cheapest/lightest but a bit of colour on them does help to prevent their loss. Of curse you can always dip the heads in some paint and wait for them to dry.
It is a good idea to always put pegs in the ground and take them out in the same order (placing them immediately in a pocket/bag) and to always count them as you do. Always go over the last night's camp-site with a fine toothed comb before you quit it as there is often some small item you missed/forgot - such as a tent peg.
There is a right (and many wrong) way/s to 'plant' tent stakes. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/10/11/new-tent-pegs/
11/10/2020: Today's garden highlights: Leeks are now into the harvest phase and tonight's asparagus pick was ample. We did justice to both in tonight's tea of an omelette with leek, garlic, asparagus, ham and cheese. The lilac is a special triumph for me. I planted it about 7? years ago and have been disappointed by it's refusal to flower. Last spring I decided that it must need more light, and so persuaded Steve to do a bit of chain-sawing in the canopy behind it. No flowers that spring, but autumn saw a few experimental first flowers which blew me away as it was totally unseasonal. Obviously it was a trial run, because...voila!!!! The only downside? Lilacs have the most delicious scent, but somewhere between this shrub's planting and flowering I have lost most of my sense of smell (not Covid-related) - so that little pleasure is one that I will never enjoy. Not complaining though, as their visual beauty is quite enough!
11/10/2020: Meanwhile, Nuclear Fusion Energy Could Be Closer Than Thought – let’s hope so: https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/mit-scientists-nuclear-fusion-energy-could-be-closer-thought
11/10/2020: Senate investigation reveals Hunter Biden was a crooked as Trump alleged and Joe was deep in it – as with the Russiagate hoax. These Dems are just so blatantly rotten no honest person can vote for them: https://aclj.org/government-corruption/senate-report-reveals-hunter-bidens-profiteering-during-the-obama-biden-administration-went-further-than-previously-thought Expect this to ‘hit the fan’ big time (if it were not for the ‘fake news’): https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/10/president-trump-declassifies-all-documents-re-clinton-email-abc-4-corners-russia-hoax-scandals.html New film ‘Trump Card’ exposing how crooked the dems are should be interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK4OGh6HOzc&feature=emb_title
11/10/2020: Over 6,000 Doctors, Public Health Professionals Sign ‘Great Barrington Declaration’, Urging End to COVID-Restrictions: https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/10/over-4000-doctors-public-health-professionals-sign-great-barrington-declaration-urging-end-to-covid-restrictions/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/10/bbc-reports-on-global-anti-lockdown-movement-health-experts-hold-grave-concerns-over-lockdown-harm.html Interesting: Stats Hold a Surprise: Lockdowns May Have Had Little Effect on COVID-19 Spread: https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/10/stats-hold-a-surprise-lockdowns-may-have-had-little-effect-on-covid-19-spread/ There you have it: Dr David Nabarro, WHO’s Special Envoy on COVID19: ‘Global catastrophe: doubling of poverty.. of child malnutrition. We really do appeal to all world leaders—stop using lockdowns.. Lockdowns just have one consequence: making poor people an awful lot poorer’
10/10/2020: Remarkable: Three generations of one family which span all of America’s history: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/07/us/lyon-gardiner-tyler-jr-dead.html I remember my own grandfather used to say he had known someone who was on the First Fleet, which seems unlikely but may well have been true.
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10/10/2020: You need to understand that the American people are watching the Tucker Carson Show, something like this (BTW: Imagine our leftie journos letting their guests talk without interruption): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs71_gkaAuY&feature=emb_title For non-video folks text here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/must-see-victor-davis-hanson-delivers-passionate-defense-trump-american-worker-authentic-america-represents-video/
09/10/2020: News you don’t hear: Pence clearly beat Harris hands down (link below). And consider this from Bin Laden’s niece in the Spectator, ‘Being pro-Trump has caused me more grief than being Bin Laden’s niece: And why do I support Donald Trump? Look at his record. He has stood up to China, kept America out of new wars, solidified ties with Israel, overturned the disastrous Iran deal and obliterated Isis. Domestically, he removed handicapping regulations to American economic growth, rebuilt a depleted military, brought back manufacturing and revamped dying industries by renegotiating trade deals and cutting taxes; he has achieved energy independence, curbed immigration — all of which contributed to setting record unemployment rates. He has tackled neglected issues such as human trafficking and unjust incarceration — and given America a chance at restoring her principles, pride, independence and true place in the world as beacon of liberty and hope for all.’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/files/2020/10/Being-pro-Trump-has-caused-me-more-grief-than-being-Bin-Laden%E2%80%99s-niece-_-The-Spectator.pdf & https://babylonbee.com/news/kamala-harriss-ratings-plummet-as-people-realize-theyd-have-to-listen-to-her-voice-for-next-4-years & https://spectator.org/polls-trump-biden/
09/10/2020: Well said, Rowan Atkinson on free speech; alas that we have lost it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiqDZlAZygU&feature=emb_title
09/10/2020: ‘As my 18th birthday approached, adult life looked bleak. I had a victim mentality, and felt as if I was owed something better.’ He figured it out. ‘most people I meet in the world just smile and say hello, even with a mask on. They seem to find life tolerable and even enjoyable. I see people going out to fish or mountain bike. I see tradesmen hustling. The healthiest people are the ones who picked a real tangible goal in their own life, and are working toward it.’ https://quillette.com/2020/10/05/a-poor-farriers-journey-to-political-sanity/
08/10/2020: After all, Not all the scientists agree on the best approach to Covid: https://unherd.com/2020/10/covid-experts-there-is-another-way/
08/10/2020: Biden illegally colluded with Obama and Hillary in the Russian hoax new evidence from the CIA files presented to the Senate show. Trump will have a field day with this, but the ‘fake news’ are refusing to run with it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/10/07/fresh-from-bitch-slapping-virus-trump-crushes-russia-hoax/
08/10/2020: Waste and inefficiency in the ‘aboriginal industry’. This important article underlines how poorly targeted expenditure is and how it largely fails to meet those most in need, eg: ‘And yet, the number in need is modest. To reinforce just how small is the remnant group, and how grossly overblown is the industry built on their backs, a study of the most vulnerable children and their families in New South Wales has shown that of the 1000 individuals who required the greatest amount of money to administer to their needs, 78 per cent were Aboriginal. The total estimated future cost of this group to the age of forty is $2.3 billion, an average cost of $2.3 million per person. Left unstated is that each would be unlikely to make any contribution to society through employment and taxation. Aboriginal expenditure amounts to $33 billion per year, which suggests that a very large number of Aborigines are in receipt of programs and benefits that reward identity, not need.’ And how aspects of so-called ‘aboriginal culture’ (eg family formation) are the problem rather than the solution: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/09/the-cruel-deception-of-aboriginal-self-determination/
08/10/2020: Vitamin D is an awfully cheap ‘cure’: ‘The world’s first randomised control trial on vitamin D and Covid has just been published. The results are clear-cut…Half of those not given Vitamin D became so sick that they needed to be put on intensive care. By comparison, only one person who was given Vitamin D requiring ICU admission. Put another way, the use of Vitamin D reduced a patient’s risk of needing intensive care 25-fold. Two patients who did not receive Vitamin D died. And while the sample is too small to conclude that Vitamin D abolishes the risk of death in Covid patients, it is nonetheless an astonishing result, and corresponds with Prof Backman’s assertion that correcting vitamin deficiency might cut mortality by half. The Government should now act on this latest evidence’: http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/britains-vitamin-d-deficiency/
07/10/2020: Woolly dogs and fish – a fascinating insight: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/59723 A true shaggy dog story: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/10/a-true-shaggy-dog-story/
07/10/2020: Let’s see if people really want Kamala for President – surely not if they are in their right minds: ‘Look, I get it. Trump is indeed the word’s largest asswhole. He’s crass, he’s brash, he’s vulgar, he shoots from the hip. He’s stream of consciousness, telling us all exactly what he thinks at any moment … and that’s simply not done in polite society…But I didn’t vote to hire him because of his wonderfully modulated and non-abrasive personality. I voted to hire him because at the moment he’s the asswhole we need, for a simple reason. He’s the asswhole who gets the job done’: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/kamala/
06/10/2020: ‘A happy society, a prosperous economy and low unemployment are not the objectives of good government. They are the byproduct of good government. But a focus group, a private poll and a lobbyist will never tell you this. To suggest, as will likely be suggested in today’s budget, that the solution to our national economic ills will be found in having a spend-a-thon is as wrong as suggesting that we can solve our debt burden by getting into more debt’. Yes, today’s budget is/will be quite insane – the ‘Long March through the institutions’ as I mentioned earlier – this time ‘conservative’ parties! https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/10/06/tafkas-budget-10c/
06/10/2020: The Long March (through the institutions). A brilliant essay: ‘The working class are too bright to be conned by Marxist idiocies, believing that all those things Marxists consider “false consciousness” — religious faith, patriotism, the family — are actually quite important. But there is an endless gullibility among the effete professional classes: their liberalism is boundless…’ Rod Liddle in the Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/the-revolution-will-be-televised-lefties-but-a-right-wing-big-beast-will-lead-it-zd7nwhsxz
06/10/2020: Well said Donald: ‘Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life’ (as he is about to leave hospital). Now people, can we please move on to tackling real problems like the economy, the enemies of freedom, securing world peace, how to promote progress, the quest for human happiness, where does your lap go when you stand up, and so forth! New WHO Data Reveals Coronavirus Less Lethal than Last Three Major US Pandemics — And they Destroyed the Economy for This: ‘Our current best estimates tell us that about 10 per cent of the global population may have been infected by this virus’. That suggests 780 million infections but ‘just’ 1 million deaths, a case fatality rate of 0.13 per cent. https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/10/1074692 & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/new-data-reveals-coronavirus-4th-worst-us-pandemic-last-100-years-destroyed-economy/ PS: He looks good to me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f2jrj_1RcM&feature=emb_title
05/10/2020: How evil it gets, (yet Vicpol were deep in this): Italy’s top newspaper, the Corriere della Sera, reports: “700,000 euros sent to Australia through various wire transfers may have been used to ‘buy’ the accusers in the paedophile trial against Cardinal George Pell.” https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/vatican-scandal-money-sent-to-australia-to-get-george-pell-jailed/news-story/82c32edf8c4eebdcb7acb2ee69efa4ea How easy is it to get someone to testify against you if someone pays them a million bucks to do so? But it did not matter how utterly implausible (nay, impossible) the accusations were; Vicpol is a deeply corrupt (Marxist) organization. I hope you remember that a number of independent witnesses gave statutory declarations all along that Cardinal Pell was always visible to them at the front of the church at the very time the alleged offences were occurring at the back of the church.
05/10/2020: Hopefully President Trump will be back at work tomorrow or the next day (and win the election!) Meanwhile this is what Kennedy’s health was like: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/10/04/the-health-of-the-president/
05/10/2020: Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn are men to watch. They are such a refreshing change from the hysterical lock-step evil mind-set of the ‘conventional’ leftist journos: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/10/is-tucker-carlson-becoming-the-new-trump/ & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6BAzMDpdiI&feature=emb_title
04/10/2020: Hearing Aids: I have always thought they were rather too expensive. Now down to $1: https://newatlas.com/lochaid-hearing-aid/
04/10/2020: New ‘real’ (Land Rover) Defender for 2021: https://newatlas.com/automotive/ineos-grenadier-4x4/
04/10/2020: Has there ever been another time when the future of the free world so hung on the health of one man (perhaps FDR?) If Trump bounces back after a few days having thrown the virus off I suspect it will be an enormous boost for his campaign. I for one anyway certainly wish him (and Melania) the best of health!
03/10/2020: Beware of the Dog: https://twistedsifter.com/2020/09/ancient-beware-of-dog-sign-from-over-2000-years-ago-pompeii/
03/10/2020: A supernova may have initiated the Ice Ages 2.5 million years ago: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/01/nearby-supernova-may-have-helped-to-initiate-ice-ages/
03/10/2020: Rude parrots are removed from public view but ‘our ABC’ can still spout filth with impunity: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-54340425
02/10/2020: Interesting Review of the new play, ‘Wonnangatta’ about the 1916 murders there: https://theconversation.com/wonnangatta-review-australian-theatre-writing-at-its-provocative-and-powerful-best-147184
02/10/2020: Why is California/Victoria burning? The people who actually live in the forests know they are ‘managed’ abysmally: http://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2020/09/substantial-ca-forest-management-changes-needed-especially-if-you-think-the-fires-are-caused-by-climate-change.html
02/10/2020: I noticed this myself: Joe Biden and Chris Wallace Started It by Interrupting Trump Numerous Times First (then Wallace proceeded to lecture Trump about giving people their two minutes’ of uninterrupted time…Many other similar observations here: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/10/01/further-reflections-on-the-first-debate/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/10/01/further-reflections-on-the-first-debate/ And if you think Biden is not a crook, think again: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/18338/biden-and-kerry-corruption/
01/10/2020: Khayyam’s Table: Omar Khayyam of Naishapur (I prefer the old spelling) was a tent -maker, as I have observed before. In the past the truly great seminal thinkers were all tradesmen of one sort or another, that is they did not expect their thinking to pay their wages, but earned their living with their hands – as you ought. It would be better by far if we had remained with this system instead of being burdened with a horde of useless quarrelsome university parasites – of enormously lesser intellectual worth too.
Socrates was a stonemason (sculptor, if you like). Jesus a carpenter – and Nasrudin – well there was never someone else quite like Nasrudin. ‘The Exploits of the Incomparable Nasrudin’ by Idries Shah is the best book you have never read. You can read it for free here I promise you it will have you rolling in the aisles laughing! And if you have never read the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as you should, I have reprinted it all here: Oh Come With Old Khayyam I think it was the most important book I read as a teenager. I am so grateful that an ancient lady next door (Mrs Sewell) gifted me her copy of it – which I still treasure.
I wonder whether Khayyam had a table he worked on or whether he laid out his tents on the ground as I have done until now, but my knees do no want me to continue to do so, so I have made myself a large folding table for the purpose. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/10/01/khayyams-table/
01/10/2020: You better believe it: Climate emergency’ means house arrest: COVID ‘has revealed the inner-tyrants of many politicians’ ‘Under the pretense of a ‘climate emergency,’ politicians and bureaucrats will increasingly impose Covid-like restrictions on our jobs, transportation, food choices, housing and much else based the purported need to ‘reduce greenhouse gases’. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/09/30/ugly-climate-emergency-soon-to-justify-house-arrest/
01/10/2020: Why The Incentives Are Stacked to Overreact to Covid: ‘And many of our Western deaths have been among the very old in care facilities where the average life expectancy pre-COVID was numbered in months.’ http://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2020/09/why-the-incentives-are-stacked-to-overreact-to-covid.html
01/10/2020: Just three key points where Trump won the debate: Hunter Biden and voter fraud. The fact that Hunter flew to Moscow on the vice-presidential jet and took $3.5 million in bribes there is damning, as is this morning’s discovery of 100,000 ‘problem’ votes in New York alone: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/work/us-presidential-debate-2020-donald-trump-takes-on-joe-biden/news-story/59960d0caea67d0882dafd7a1cb1891a but most of all the roll-out of this rapid test which will allow the country to open up right now is a game-changer: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/09/theres_a_gamechanger_out_there_that_should_end_the_wuhan_virus_paranoia.html then there is this car full of ballots: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/09/a-car-boot-full-of-ballots-bought-for-800-a-vote-or-for-nothing-at-all/
30/09/2020: Ardent Leisure were yesterday fined $3.6 million for (negligently) causing the deaths of three people. Andrews and his ‘gang of eight’ have negligently caused the deaths of over 750 people. He/they are unfit to govern, and should quite properly be prosecuted with the full force of the law (and punished) for this unnecessary manslaughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FDC4kKmCJ4&feature=emb_title
30/09/2020: Tax: Look, the Taxation Department will make sure you pay the taxes you have to; it is no-one else’s business, but there is usually no reason to pay income tax. Those who do so are choosing to ignore rules which allow them to not do so, eg legally available deductions and incentives. There is nothing ‘morally superior’ about dupes who ignore the detail of their tax situation and end up paying more taxes (for governments to squander on wastrels) than they needed to. That is all. I do not chose to give the government one cent more of my money than I have to (as close to zero as I can make it!). On the other hand I never take a cent of money from the government. Actually I don’t even believe in the idea of government, and would see it abolished everywhere, everywhen – but that is a lesson for another day: http://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2020/09/a-brief-primer-on-corporate-accounting-and-taxes.html Mind you the NYT story is a lie. Its own data shows Trump paid $1,000,000 in 2016 and $4,200,000 in 2017 for example: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/390533.php
30/09/2020: You might well think: This is bullshit. Let’s just get the virus and get over it as we have every other cold/flu which has come along. The loss of economic activity and freedom is not worth a handful of lives. However, if 10% of those infected never recover then the long-term effects of this bio-weapon are profound and we may need to firm up on a strategy of elimination – as China has been doing: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/09/the-doctors-who-still-havent-recovered-from-a-likely-bioweapon/ & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/footy-and-restaurants-still-off-limits-in-new-covid-normal/news-story/5d7f515f4689d62e03a4c022ce70d6c1
29/09/2020: High Flying: Into Vic's high country with The Grey Flyer. At last our draconian Covid restrictions have been eased a bit and we are able to get away hunting/hiking for a few days by ourselves. It is almost too late for this year's deer hunting season though, as soon it will be too hot. Next week looks good to start canoeing (though truth to be told, I have already been out)!
I had been yearning to get away all winter. I would like to have had better weather. It rained a lot - and even snowed. Also, unfortunately it was close to a full moon which always makes hunting less productive - or at least harder, as you have to go higher, harder for me these days with these old knees which had become sore again because of all the ploughing through mud the last month with the lambing. Because of it I have not been able to walk on my toes (as I recommended) which really helps, but I will be back to it now as the ground dries up a bit.
After a 4 1/2 hour's drive and a three hour walk, we are set up for the night. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/09/29/high-flying/
29/09/2020: I think freedom ended with the invention of the phrase, 'when it is safe to do so' ! The ‘Precautionary Principle’ ought to be outlawed: it is a prescription for totalitarianism!
29/09/2020: Apparently it was cold while I was away (but I was quite comfortable in my tent, thank you), the coldest it has been for fifty years even! So much for ‘global warming’ or ‘selective reporting’; as I prefer to call it: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/09/global-warming-causes-snow-in-sa-and-victoria-and-coldest-day-for-50-years/
29/09/2020: FYI: I am alive. I have been walking 80 km through the trackless Gippsland bush for a few days with Honey. More info soon.
24/09/2020: Vale Jake Gardner (at the hands of BLM really) – of course this is just what the woke ‘counter culture want, ie the death of anyone who disagrees with them or opposes them, just as those same leftists have murdered over a hundred million people over the last century: https://www.steynonline.com/10642/last-orders-at-the-hive
24/09/2020: Moral Grandiosity: ‘While I feel guilt for my own bad actions or omissions, the kinds of things that are under my direct control, I do not feel guilt that my own life has been a comparatively fortunate one, probably more fortunate than that of the majority of mankind. On the contrary, I feel gratitude, or perhaps, more accurately, I should say gladness. I feel sorrow for the unfortunate, but not guilt toward them since I am not responsible for their sorrows. True, I did nothing to deserve having the opportunities that I have had, but I did nothing not to deserve them, either. I took the world as I found it and for me to feel guilty about my comparative good fortune would be a sign not of moral sensitivity or virtue, but of moral grandiosity. Moral grandiosity has probably done more harm in the world than indifference, inasmuch as it recognizes no limits to its power to bring about a supposedly better world.’ Dalrymple: https://www.takimag.com/article/guilt-complex/ PS: This is a ‘must read’.
23/09/2020: A Failure of Reason:
I have commented about this before. The reduction in human CO2 output this year
has had zero effect on the percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere. I expected this
because the human component of CO2 (identifiable by isotope analysis) has
changed hardly at all since we were able to measure it around 1954 ie around
3-4%. Yes natural CO2 sources represent 97-97% of all the CO2 in the atmosphere
– and always have! Therefore a reduction in the human component will have
always little effect. CO2 has risen recently mostly because of the Medieval
Warm Period 800 years ago – as the Ice Core data showed long ago, that is the
lag time between warming and CO2 increase. Warming leads CO2 by 800 years. We
still don’t know the reasons for this natural warming however. The ‘scientists’
have cause and effect reversed. The warming of the oceans (so long ago) slowly
releases the CO2 which cannot be held in the warmer water – and that CO2 leads
to a blossoming of life all over the world such as we are seeing now. Two areas
the size of
23/09/2020: Covid as scam: I have been thinking this too. Whilst not discounting that people do actually die from the virus (as they do every year from flu etc) it has seemed to me that the panic and hype and insistence on drastic government action is symptomatic of other leftist plots (such as the climate scam, immigration, welfarism, poverty etc) anyway it is being used by such people to try to force an agenda, well multiple agendas. Already we have spent far, far too much and given up far, far too many freedoms. Better by far to die! Nikos Kazantzakis’ title for his amazing famous book, ‘Freedom and Death’ was well chosen. You can’t have one without the other.: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/22/whats-really-going-on-with-the-global-pandemic/
23/09/2020: Some good news for Dan: At last we seem to be getting on top of he ‘unknown’ cases of the virus. Our tracking has improved exponentially it seems A couple of weeks ago Sutton was admitting that ‘more than half’ of cases were not being tested. For the ‘unknowns’ to have plummeted (as they apparently have) this must have turned around somewhat. The Premier is still making idiotic decisions (like not fining the Fountaingate cluster spreaders) so there is no certainty about the future, but there is some hope: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/09/victoria-its-democracy-and-medical-science-and-getting-better-fast/ Mind you in Europe this ‘second wave’ seems awfully milder – evidence surely that we need to just start living with the virus and just use the readily available (safe) cheap remedies (Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec, Bendaryl etc) to treat it: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/coronavirus-the-dying-stops-in-europe-are-we-more-immune-than-thought/news-story/ed7a2fd5f4b537af65acc81f3a5052d0
22/09/2020: The Grey Flyer: I have just finished making and erecting my new tent (‘the Grey Flyer0 – it is a very windy day!) in the garden, as you can see ahead of a trip I am planning soon. I just couldn’t resist finishing it so that I could take advantage of the 150 grams of savings compared with my Deerhunter’s Tent #2 which this is a slightly ‘shrunk’ version of (using 5′ wide material at 1.1 oz’yd2 instead of 5′ 6″ material at 1.25 oz/yd2).
I have used the ultralight groundsheet I made for the $30 Aricxi Tent but it is a little small for this tent. Its dimensions are 7′ x 4′ x 2’6″ (210 x 120 x 75 cm). I will make a larger one to fit this tent. It is going to be big enough for Della, the two dogs and myself, and still large enough to swing 1-2 hammocks underneath as well.
As you can see it weighs 476 grams including ten shepherd’s hook tent pegs (416 without). In the .93 oz/yd2 which i made the Siligloo out of it will weigh349 grams -= that’s including the groundsheet by the way, plus 62 grams for the ten pegs = 411 grams! Read more: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/09/22/the-grey-flyer/
22/09/2020: Moke: We had one in the mid 70’s, bought second-hand for $1300 (they cost about $2200 new in c1975). I think they will be a bit over-priced at $35,000 though: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/motoring/motoring-news/aussie-favourite-mini-moke-makes-surprise-return/news-story/a8d8c2e5708a3c2c97ccde63b520a82a
22/09/2020: Another Spring: (Della:)"I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older" - (Virginia Woolf). Spring in my garden today: Even 10 minutes gazing at the plants or pulling some weeds lifts my spirits. The brooding skies this afternoon created the right light and the perfect backdrop for the delicately coloured spring blossoms, and after very mixed results from the winter veggie patch this year (slugs, rabbits and early-bolting cauliflowers), I was also delighted to see the sugar-snap peas starting to produce pods and the garlic looking solid enough to rival the leeks...
..."The lark's on the wing;/ The snail's on the thorn;/God's in his heaven-/All's right with the world!" (Robert Browning, "Pippa's Song").
22/09/2020: Biden and Ginsberg herself (once) agreed Trump should appoint a new Supreme Court judge: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/democrats-for-trump.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/the-late-justice-ruth-bader-ginsberg-the-president-is-elected-for-4-years-not-3-his-powers-continue-.html https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/21/the-biden-rule-on-judicial-appointments/
22/09/2020: It had never occurred to me that any vaccines used aborted foetuses, but unfortunately this is the case. However, if an alternative vaccine route is possible I think it should be used if only to increase the likely uptake of the vaccine because certainly there will be people who will reject a vaccine which their conscience tells them includes (unacceptable) foetuses: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/09/on-the-use-of-fetal-tissue-in-vaccines/
21/09/2020: Yet Another Use for Toilet Trowels: I have recommended that you always carry a metal trowel particularly as an aid to procuring survival water. A hatchet or machete is also vital for this if you ever travel in dry country – as who does not? Such a trowel is also a powerful tent anchor in sand or snow or other loose material.
If you have bought ultralight shoes such as my new Topos which have a tendency to fold inwards as you put them on – at least when new(ish) and if your old fingers are kind of arthritic as mine are and you have trouble fishing the bits out, then you will already know a shoe-horn presents itself as one of mankind’s greatest inventions – but who wants to carry one just for that purpose when a trowel will serve just as well – and you already have one? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/09/20/yet-another-use-for-toilet-trowels/
21/09/2020: Alternative Fire Lighters: You will already know that I always carry a couple of Mini Bics for fire lighting. They are hard, if not impossible to beat at approximately 10 grams each. I recently added a 1.5 gram rubber Thimblette to prevent my burning my thumb especially when you need to hold the flame on for a protracted burn.
Much as I love them they do have drawbacks. They could explode for example though this is very unlikely and would probably require a welding splash or the like to cause it. They can fail (but anything can – one reason why I always carry more than one. You can probably think of others) and they are difficult to light after they become very wet eg by being submerged in a river, so that if you need to get a fire going quickly eg after you have just fallen through ice (or for some other reason you want an alternative lighter) I thought I would look into that ‘problem’. This is not an extensive survey, but just a few ideas. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/09/20/alternative-fire-lighters/
21/09/2020: Sketchers: Yet another lightweight shoe. This one the Sketcher Go walk claims to be only 206 grams in Mens US Size 9! Only A$99 (September 2020) so maybe worth giving them a try even just as ‘river crossing’ or camp shoes. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/09/20/sketchers/
21/09/2020: ‘In order to let the trees live, let the coal come to the surface!’ István Széchenyi (1790-1860) Just as true today as it was a century and a half ago! There is no future for ‘renewables’. There is no sanity to ‘zero emissions by 20250’ or any other such magical date. Indeed there is no ‘climate sensitivity’ – as I have posted about many times before (scroll back to see): ‘It is by no means certain that the increase in the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is due to man. In fact, only four to five per cent of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is of anthropogenic origin… The true carbon-climate sensitivity, as deduced by William Happer in a recent article in Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics, may be around 1 to 1.5 degrees Celsius… Yet the periodic dynamic changes of the largely unknown (or fragmentarily known and difficult-to-grasp) natural forces surpassing both human imagination and human ability to influence nature by a vast order of magnitude have always toyed with Earth’s climate as a plaything… A series of “extreme” weather events which have been declared a consequence of “climate change” have turned out to have geophysical and/or solar origins… the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, 1992) distorted the concept of climate change in a way that is incompatible with science: natural causes were simply excluded from the concept of climate change... The good news is that some former media and climate gurus have already converted in an ecological sense: Michael Moore (the producer of the movie Fahrenheit 9/11) has released his documentary on biomass and solar energy fraudsters (Planet of Humans); Time magazine’s former “Environmental Hero” (Michael Schnellenberger), on the occasion of the premiere of his book (Apocalypse Never), publicly repented the sins of environmentalism. Finally, in Alberta, Canada, the documentary “Global Warning” providing a startling account of a place (Calgary) where an energy policy totally subordinate to climate policy has already won, has been nominated for an award.’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/09/19/dissent-in-hungary/
21/09/2020: How foreshortened would the Democrats like Trump’s term to be. He has until January 20th still of his first term in office. That’s still 10% to go. How much of the previous 90% did the Dem’s try to deny him with their Russian hoaxes and etc? Let’s be adults here. In a democracy we chose the government/leader then stand back and let them do their job. Of course everyone wants it to be their own team who is running things, but that is not always the case. Ginsberg has been an execrable Justice presiding over constitutional obscenities such as same sex marriage which are a vile distortion of the intent of the writers of that document - who lived at a time (let’s remember) when homosexuality itself was punishable by the death penalty, so could clearly never have intended that the right to same sex marriage was enshrined in the constitution. If you want the constitution (or law) changed to allow or compel something (new) you need to get it past the people, not force it on them by bending foundation documents completely out of all understanding. That is the sort of creature Ginsberg was. She should not be replaced by anyone of a similar deviancy. Trump is right to move to nominate the best person to replace her now, not to kow-tow to her ridiculous death-wishes (which mostly included American democracy itself, let us remember). Think of all the people awaiting a decision from that court having to wait a further six months, and the cost of such delays. There are quite enough delays in the justice system already. I preferred the ancient Athenian notion that the trial and its decision’s execution should take place immediately after the offence and (if humanly possible) within a single day! https://richardsonpost.com/neil-braithwaite/18284/biden-confused-over-scotus-vacancy/
Simple Ultralight Groundsheet: I just made this simple groundsheet for my Aricxi
tent (and for a new tent I am working on ahead of a trip I am planning next
week). It is made from some 1.1oz fabric I sourced from
The fabric has silicone on one side and polyester on the other. I really like the handle of it (and the dull polyester surface. It is (finished size) exactly 7′ by 4′ at one end and 2’6″ at the other (210 x 120 x 75cm) with just a reinforcing patch and tie-out at each corner (which will tension to one of the existing tent pegs).
You really don’t need sides on a groundsheet. If water is running across the ground you can lay some sticks under the uphill side to prevent its running onto the sheet. In the 1.107 per square yard (37 grams/m2) fabric it weighs 95 grams finished. It cost me less than A$10 (September 2020. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/09/20/simple-ultralight-groundsheet/
20/09/2020: Typical Leftist ‘caring’. Who is most (financially) impacted by the Covid response? The poor, of course: http://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2020/08/wait-you-mean-that-the-economic-damage-from-covid-lockdowns-does-matter.html
20/09/2020: ‘Hayek, writing in 1945, notes that it had become fashionable to downplay the wisdom of the streets and assume that the experts, armed with lumps of aggregated information, knew best. Yet, as he pointed out, ‘these facts are never so given to a single mind’, which is why commentators, like central planners, so often get it wrong’. Nick Cater.
20/09/2020: Prisoners of Conscience: Andrews is a piece of scum. His thugs fined protesters safely objecting to some of his absurd laws but walked right past hundreds of others who were blithely defying his bans. He also excused others (because of their religion- guess which one) who knowingly and wantonly spread the virus – just as the same people let it out of hotel quarantine: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/daniel-andrews-slammed-as-protesters-fined-but-lawbreaking-spreaders-escape-scotfree/news-story/8701bd0503089dd904edfcdf55a4b5f4 See More: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/how-victorias-mad-inclusive-policies-made-the-virus-disaster-worse/news-story/67a48586a641548c7040d9b33c57621b
19/09/2020: I was only going to stab you - a tribute to being woke: https://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2020/09/i-was-only-going-to-stab-you.html?fbclid=IwAR0w1cUZdKHmggnbrKkOQVWecRwZpkmu7SnEvY1FJAIZ3_CfS3q_uP9Nn9k
19/09/2020: Little things that prevent you getting work done in
19/09/2020: Our denial of coal is just eco-lunacy, as Terry McCrann writes: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/terry-mccrann/terry-mccrann-the-power-stations-we-must-have/news-story/4f582c063d4dd9ab31bf2fed4119885a - and note again Willis’ observation that ‘climate sensitivity’ is just a nonsense: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/09/15/cooling-the-hothouse/
19/09/2020: White elephants the Government needs to scrap. Snowy #2 and the
submarine deal are obvious low-hanging fruit – as is the ridiculous NDIS. With
nearly 2 million public servants in
18/09/2020: Joe Hiden: Poor old Joe – he really can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, can he? Is a Harris administration really what the American people want? I very much doubt it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/devastating-compelling-trump-campaign-commercial-with-the-truth-about-joe-bidens-teleprompter.html Here he is without a telepromter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sExGofYTfuI&feature=emb_title
18/09/2020: Can You Keep a Secret: I know I can so if this had been one you would not be reading this! When we were at the coast the other day I found a mysterious small oblong block of what we both took to be marble at the time but it was surprisingly heavy. We popped it into the superlight daypack to have as a keepsake as you do – even though it is no doubt like practically everything else probably illegal to do so. Read more: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/09/17/can-you-keep-a-secret/
18/09/2020: Wonnangatta Murders #16: ‘A new theory (August) has emerged in the case of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay…with speculation the pair were attacked inside their tent now mounting’. At this glacial rate they will start looking for the bodies along the Zeka Track where I suggested they look at the outset in early 2021! https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/police-suspect-missing-high-country-campers-attacked-in-tent/news-story/e6ba88d14ab1dd1134ae135dd917afcb
But detectives have now (September) turned to ‘overseas sources’, so at least they have some lead/evidence which might solve this most puzzling case: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/overseas-experts-called-in-to-help-solve-missing-campers-mystery/news-story/8f874aec4bacbf04dc808270f598363d
18/09/2020: When even the leftist Chris Ullmann sees that government response to Covid was excessive and counter-productive then the likes of Dan, Annastacia and Jacinta are doomed: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/17/the-case-for-calling-off-the-covid-dogs/
17/09/2020: NASA data shows wildfires down by 25% - so much for ‘global warming’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/09/16/irrefutable-nasa-data-global-wildfire-down-by-25-percent/
17/09/2020: Trump has all along called it
17/09/2020: And this brave Andrews whistleblower/defector shows that the whole government response to the virus was wrong: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/victorian-treasury-insider-explains-why-he-quit-rather-than-be-silenced-by-the-andrews-regime.html
16/09/2020: Cancel Culture and me. I have recently received two typical
‘Unfriendings’ from leftie ‘ex-friends’ of 20+ years. For example: ‘Can't stand the bullshit. Too much shit in my life I don't need your
bullshit conspiracy theories and racism. Have a nice life.’ My response: ‘Your
scatalogical obsession reveals a sad decline in your intellectual ability, as
does your one-sidedness and shrinking from a diversity of ideas and opinions. I
have looked back through my posts (viewable here: http://www.finnsheep.com/Steve's%20Blog.htm). I was raised
among aboriginals in
16/09/2020: Nuts to ‘climate sensitivity’! Willis simply blows it away! What a wonderful breath of fresh air. Do read this: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/09/15/cooling-the-hothouse/
16/09/2020: So, Scott will build a new (gas) generator! Good start. Get real Scott though and build (some new) coal and/or nuclear generators. The era of the ‘renewables’ scam is surely over. Only kindergarten kids could still believe that any cheap or useful energy could be extracted from sunbeams (or as Jonathan Swift styled it so long ago, cucumbers) or wind (duh!): http://joannenova.com.au/2020/09/winning-labor-party-drops-2030-renewable-target-libs-build-gas-plant-still-scared-of-climate-bullies/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/15/no-wind-in-dans-sails-scomo-on-fire-sort-of-and-leave-it-to-lean/ PS: I realize these decisions wilol upset Laura Tingle and other ABC parasites – maybe time their apron strings were cut permanently too – they could maybe learn to shear sheep!
15/09/2020: So Blue: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/59562
15/09/2020: Do you think people will vote for this (people celebrating the ambush shooting of two police in the head), or vote for law and order and Trump? You chose: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/black-american-videos-himself-rejoicing-at-shooting-of-2-la-sheriffs-no-one-present-went-to-aid-the-.html & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/hope-btch-dies-blm-chants-31-year-old-la-police-officer-mother-ambushed-shot-head-try-breach-hospitalvideo/
15/09/2020: Mind you our own police did not exactly cover themselves in glory with the ‘arrest’ of a mental patient by running over him with a car or their ‘storm trooper’ tactics at the Vic market (what idiot chose those uniforms?): https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/new-video-shows-victoria-police-schutzstaffel-drive-a-car-into-the-man-they-then-stomped-on-the-head.html & https://twitter.com/i/status/1305004087906164737
14/09/2020: P.J.O’Rourke is just great. Here’s a sample, ‘The 19th century spawning of idle, dreamy, feckless young people arrived just in time for the Marxist intellectual fad. And Marxist thinking among intellectuals is a fashion trend that has never gone away.
Intellectuals like Marxism because Marx makes economics simple — the rich get their money from the poor. (How the rich manage this, since the poor by definition don’t have any money, is beyond me. But never mind.)
Real economics are more complicated than anything that intellectuals can make sense of.
Also, living in an ivory tower teaches few economic lessons — even fewer now that intellectuals have banned the ivory trade. Marxism puts inarticulate notions of a sharing-caring nicer world into vivid propaganda slogans. Slogans such as: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” Which may be the most ridiculous political-economic idea that anybody has ever had.
My need is for Beluga caviar, a case of Chateau Haut-Brion 1961, a duplex on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, a bespoke suit from Gieves & Hawkes in Savile Row, a matched pair of Purdey 12-bore sidelock shotguns and a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that recently sold at Sotheby’s Monterey auction for $48.4 million.
My ability is … Um … I have an excellent memory for limericks …
There once was a man from
To each according to his need … What don’t kids need? My 16-year-old son needs Mom to drive to school with his lunch, his homework and one sock. Never mind that she packed his lunch, did his homework and washed his socks — one of which he left behind this morning along with his homework and his lunch so that she has to drive back to school even though she just returned from driving him to school.
From each according to Mom’s and Dad’s ability, not to mention the ability of Mom’s and Dad’s Visa card credit line and the bank loans we took out to pay for school tuition.
The grim truth is, kids are born communists.’ Read on: https://nypost.com/2020/09/12/pj-orourke-this-is-why-millennials-adore-socialism/
14/09/2020: How Dan actually works – it’s quite chilling: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/13/if-you-read-one-op-ed-today/
13/09/2020: Carpe Diem. ‘Seize the Day’. There are only a certain number of them. No-one knows how many or ever will. ‘Some days are diamonds‘ as the song says – and in my (fortunate) experience, most are. Anyway one where you keep on breathing in and out has to be a good one.
It was a beautiful spring day, 23C at Licola, wind at 9
kph NNW and river height of 1.87, absolutely perfect conditions for canoeing my
13/09/2020: When will we hear from the PM and the Liberal Party on this terrible theft of private property rights? https://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/terry-mccrann/terry-mccrann-clive-palmer-has-a-right-to-challenge-wa-government-in-court/news-story/f226ca6713ecb008bba885daf79d8045 & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/28/democratic-banana-republic-of-western-australia-part-too-many/
13/09/2020: The Science is Settled – well, not quite yet: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/09/10/49-nasa-scientists-call-bs/
13/09/2020: Dan just ahead of ‘Don’t Know’ and behind ‘Don’t Know His Name’ (O’Brien – you may have to learn it!) and it’s no surprise: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/12/well-maybe-perhaps/
12/09/2020: 75 Years on – this is a ‘must watch’: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/final-account-film-review-venice-2020
12/09/2020: These are cheap remedies Dan. End the bans. They reduce mortality enormously. Vitamin D, Zinc, Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec, Azithromycin…Use them and let us open up a little: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/09/vitamin-d-reduced-the-rate-of-icu-admission-from-50-to-2-do-black-lives-matter/ And Scott, this is a national disaster. You must act: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/10/how-do-we-come-out-of-this-alive/
12/09/2020: Koalas and other thieves and freeloaders: We are obliged to share our lambs with the local eagles. The ewes don’t agree with this policy either but they can’t do much about it. Bizarrely enough we can get a permit to shoot up to five of them (every year) though we have never done so, but we are not eligible for any compensation for the lambs they eat! I have always taken the view that the eagles are public property and our lambs are private property. I would be fined if my sheep intrude onto public property. I think it is reasonable that the pubic pays for the upkeep of their eagles which involves compensating us for the lambs the eagles eat. Frankly I am terrified by this koala issue. Again government is deciding it can make rules which effectively confiscate private property without paying compensation. The native and introduced vegetation on private land no doubt supports a variety of both native and introduced animals. However all this property (including the vegetation and the animals) are in fact private property. Declaring that the ‘native’ component is ‘public’ property is in fact confiscation and has been compensatable since at least Magna Carta and is specifically protected by a Section of the Australian Constitution. At great expense and trouble we have erected wildlife proof fences to protect our private land and animals from the depredations of foxes, cats wombats and kangaroos. At the same time we have planted thousands of trees for the amenity of both native and farm animals – and our own. We are happy to have chosen (native) birds and animals protected behind our fences (just as our sheep are). We would not be so happy to have to take the fences down to allow the ingress of kangaroos, koalas or any other native animal whose ingress and egress would in fact jeopardize the purpose of our fencing and our planting etc – by also allowing back in foxes and cats, and by eating all the grass.On a ten acre paddock next door (which we used to rent there is at present a mob of over thirty eastern grey kangaroos. We used to run about the same number of ewes in that paddock when we rented it up to about ten years ago. You could not run a single sheep on it today unless you fenced out the kangaroos which have been allowed to breed up unchecked in the neglected bushland behind us. The kangaroos have eaten the grass down to the ground. There is nothing sacred about native animals. There is just the same need to manage and care for them as is the case with farm animals. However, if the public wants to essentially confiscate private land for public purposes (such as wildlife conservation) they must pay for that confiscation. This has been an accepted principle of British justice for a thousand years: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/anna-caldwell-coalition-infighting-doesnt-help-anyone-in-the-city-or-the-bush/news-story/e22835dfcd1cee13e63624c128135369?from=htc_rss
11/09/2020: Just like Rousseau's ‘noble savage’ which has proved to be a misnomer for ‘violent savage’ the idea of savages as grand conservationists is just nonsense.For example, ‘aboriginal’ Australians all-but ruined this wonderful continent turning it from pretty much a lush ‘garden of Eden’ into a pitiless desert and so denutrifying the soils to the point that not much else would grow but dreadful weeds such as gums, wattles and poa tussock over vast areas. To their great credit European Australians have since improved on most of that enormously so that we can now feed over 100 million people world-wide: https://quillette.com/2020/09/06/the-myth-of-harmonious-indigenous-conservationism/
11/09/2020: Things look better with gaslight: 75 riots a month fueling the ‘racial divide’. Bad news indeed. Folks will definitely vote for Donald rather than have more of this: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/06/things-look-better-with-gaslight/
11/09/2020: IMOK – Indeed I am off to canoe again the Macalister for the day. Something like this: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2017/10/18/silver-river-endless-sky/
10/09/2020: When our General Blamey accepted the Japanese surrender 75 years ago
yesterday (on Morotai) he said ‘he did not recognise the Japanese as an
honourable and gallant foe, recalling the treacherous attacks made by them
against China, the British Empire and USA, and the atrocities that had been
inflicted upon prisoners of war.’ Be warned, we are seeing the same behaviour
10/09/2020: Just more Green madness. Forests felled to make green electricity; mountainsides covered with bird & bat killing machines, deserts paved with (similar) solar, ‘organics’ requiring 28% more land for agriculture which could have been wilderness, vast forests cleared to create ‘biofuels’, etc, etc. These people are nuts: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/09/green-groups-save-the-coal-underground-but-destroy-the-forest-above/ And of course, no-one wants to buy an electric car; not even 4% of motorists ever! http://joannenova.com.au/2020/09/a-quarter-of-the-uk-wont-even-buy-an-electric-car-in-their-lifetimes/
10/09/2020: At last some figures. For example NZ has spent 190 times the ‘normal’ spend on ‘saving’ each individual life from Covid 19. I have been saying this all year (since January). Any individual life has an economic cost/worth. Much as day-dreamers may want to say, ‘You can’t put a cost on human life’ you only have to divide the size of the economy by its individual members to get a figure which puts the lie to that. You just can’t throw the whole economy away on saving an individual life or even a small fraction of them. Governments have always set limits even if we did not know exactly what the limits were - and were sometimes whimsical in demanding that particular individual lives be ‘saved’ no matter the cost. Tony Bullimore springs to mind. The best public health measures have always been those whose per capita cost vs return was lowest. Clean water/sanitation were the most important (in the C19th). Nothing since goes anywhere near them. All along we needed to learn to live with this virus and manage it – once Scott failed early on to keep it out by waiting too long to shut the door and then all failed to stop its spread. Elimination was an unlikely strategy and a vaccine is only likely to be one of a number of management ‘tools’, (if it works at all) just as cheap drugs such as Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec, Zinc, Vitamin D, antibiotics, etc should be. The blunt truth is that (new) diseases cull the human population. They always have and always will. I have all along accepted that I (and my loved ones) may well be among the culls. That is also as it has always been, though we personally have made every effort to avoid it – more effort than any of our governments so far have I must say: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/us-vice-presidential-nominee-kamala-harris-says-she-does-not-trust-donald-trumps-coronavirus-vaccine-claims/news-story/f89c2d0e7e45281899de965d799ae0f9 PS: Most of our lock-down rules have been unnecessary or onerous and should never have been implements: bans on playing golf, going fishing, hunting or camping by oneself or with members of our household for example. They should be scrapped forthwith. Dan’s roadmap is a farce. PPS: This woman is an electrician but she has more common sense than the ‘experts’ which have so far been informing government policy: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/09/tabitha-alloway-rule-by-experts-is-tyranny-shrouded-in-science/ PPPS And now some indication of why Victoria’s second-wave has been less deadly than the first: masks increase asymptomatic infection over symptomatic: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/09/good-news-more-masks-means-more-asymptomatic-infections-and-less-severe-ones/
09/11/2020: Ultralight Tyvek Wallet: Given my predilection for this wonderful material it will probably not surprise you that I have carried a Tyvek wallet for many years. I have probably worn out half a dozen over the years. I guess they usually last me 2-3 years before they look so shabby I feel I must replace them – as I have done today, as my new ones have arrived, at last. the post is so slow at the moment.
The ones I am using work purchased from Dynomighty and cost me US$ 16.95 each plus some delivery, so perhaps A$25 each in my hands – something like that. I think this is reasonable value. You may find them elsewhere more conveniently.
The wallets weigh between 13-14 grams empty and are wonderfully thin and well-sized. I find most wallets far too big for jeans pockets pretty much in every direction. Already i have too many cards in this one and need to cull them again. Some can go onto my phone using an App such as Stocard – which I use. I notice there are no notes at all for the two billfold sections, a tribute to the virus! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/09/09/ultralight-tyvek-wallet/
09/09/2020: Vale John, My Facebook Memory from five years ago today. Time passes so swiftly: ‘Last night I learned of the death of one of my oldest friends, John Seamer whom I have known since we were in Year 10 (1964), so 51 years! We were very close at University and in our twenties. Having now lived most of our lives half a continent apart with irregular phone calls and even more irregular visits, I am surprised at the depth of feeling of loss I have this morning: You may guess I ‘hear Time’s wing’d chariot hurrying near’ – and it is true. You may well think there is time aplenty to do all those things you dream of, but for John there is no more time at all, so I hope he did not die with many regrets of things left undone. I had planned a three day hike with Spot in my beloved Gippsland mountains starting this morning, so I will waste no time leaving that particular ambition undone…’ I am once again planning on a multi-day hike in the Vic mountains with just my dog. This one may not be strictly legal and I just don’t care. I would pay the fines if necessary.
09/09/2020: The Gaslighting Effect – a ‘must read’: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/35445-Media-Gaslighting.html
09/09/2020: Steve Kates puts this disaster in perspective perfectly, ‘There will eventually have to be a reckoning. How did we let this happen and how can we make sure it never happens again? This non-crisis will eventually come to an end’: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/09/why-has-the-covid-crisis-not-disappeared-already/ Now we learn this. Those Covid tests are crap: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/09/07/covid-19-testing-1000-times-too-sensitive/
many sheep do I have to shear to pay for some lazy bugger on the dole?’ Too
many people just don’t want to work! Weeks ago I posted about all the
‘worker wanted’ ads on businesses in our local area – and that are still there
– because of ‘Jobseeker’ and ‘Jobkeeper’ which I said at the time need to be
renamed with the (dirty) word ‘work’ in them. Another example,
McCrann is pefectly right: Andrews’ resignation is the essential
‘Almost all of those Victorian deaths — something like 655 of the 675, and counting — were a direct result of the criminal negligence of the quarantine debacle.
It’s not me claiming that, it’s what the Premier’s own Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton, has said; that genomic tracing indicated that almost all the cases in the “second wave” came from that source.
The quarantine catastrophe was a direct result of decisions made by the Andrews Government.
The cases and deaths alone were bad enough; what has made it worse, so much worse — in terms of governance failure — is the economic, financial and broader destruction, seeping deep into the lives of all 6.5 million Victorians, that the Premier has mandated.
That he has mandated, arguably unnecessarily and even punitively. It doesn’t seem to have even occurred to the Premier — silly me, of course it wouldn’t occur to him — that all this devastation he has mandated is precisely the most crushing and irrefutable condemnation of his and the government’s inexcusable failure’. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/terry-mccrann/terry-mccrann-victorias-premier-must-quit-over-his-governments-ineptitude/news-story/5c61be1c41f282439074d267b749b83d
07/09/2020: Fathers’ Day at Seal Cove: Due to the Covid lock down none of our children could visit us but Della and I could still go for a drive together. Such freedom. That’s what we all fought for!
We headed down to a secret place along the Gippsland coast where we thought we might be able to scramble down the cliffs to a private cove. I won’t say whether it is legal or not to go there. There are many things (simple pleasures) I will never live long enough to enjoy legally – likewise my tiny dogs who though they are good Australians who pay all their taxes on their dog food (and will never take a dollar of tax in return) are yet forbidden from so many parts of our beautiful country – though they are devoted ‘leave no trace’ believers!
Anyway we are always off-track walkers and really only want to go where we will find no other people anyway so what odds? It turned out we could (even in my seventies – women as is well known, do not age) though it is pretty steep and thick in places. It turned out to be a really beautiful little cove about a kilometre long. Some great fishing to be had off the rocks I would say, and with hog deer walking right down onto the beach of a night! We saw many of their tracks. A paradise all our own! Read on: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/09/06/fathers-day-at-seal-cove/
06/09/2020: ‘When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination,’ Thomas Sowell
06/09/2020: How theft became justice - Now there is a book: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/04/in-defense-of-looting/
06/09/2020: Dan the Man, ‘If brains were taxed you’d get a refund.’ Well said Matthew Guy: https://www.facebook.com/matthew.guy.58323/videos/746482112800234 If you haven’t watched this video exposing what tyrant Andrews is imposing on people in their own homes, you should: https://www.facebook.com/australianlibertyalliance/videos/324201368696707
05/09/2020: It’s Over Dan: You can’t lock the people down any longer. Thousands of protesters in Albert Park. It’s pointless anyway now that Sutton has admitted that 50% of people with symptoms are refusing to be tested – so how many without symptoms? The level of testing keeps falling but real cases of the virus are obviously increasing exponentially – even in lockdown. We must now give up and just live with it: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/police-warn-of-consequences-ahead-of-planned-antilockdown-protest-in-the-melbourne-cbd/news-story/1a5e95917ab191adfd96d55296424933
Courtesy of Thomas Osburg - Andrews invents the numbers: We are watching a Government fail and fall today.
05/09/2020: This is what a tyrant Andrews is. He is cancelling people’s Shooter’s Licences and confiscating their firearms if they are accused of ‘breaching health regulations’ eg by going for a walk alone in a public place without wearing a mask or suggesting people should protest Dan’s onerous restrictions or camping out alone overnight (in the wilderness) whilst lawfully hunting (eg waiting for hounds to return). This is a dreadful over-reaction. People may have costs of thousands of dollars and a wait of years to get their lawful rights back again: https://nationalshooting.org.au/blog/f/nsc-launches-action-on-vicpols-covid-19-licence-threats?fbclid=IwAR33io6XWnoLxOiBKzDQDdNKoUSNPta5oW1OMF1AgnIXkDoqmreAVTJtWJg
05/09/2020: Something I didn’t know - Pine
Cone Preserves - Soft young cones make a sweet jam believed to have health
05/09/2020: Good on you Tony! Fair comment I would say, ‘Gillard created this bullshit narrative about Tony. I don't think she ever got over being knocked back my a happily married man of great integrity. Tony saw Gillard for exactly what she is.’ Women who know him well have a different narrative: What his (gay) sister says about him, ‘It is nothing short of dishonest..to label hm a homophobe and misogynist’, and Peta Credlin, ‘Do you think that somebody who hated women would hire me? It's complete and utter rubbish.’ https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/tony-abbotts-sister-rises-to-defend-him-from-ignoramous-pommy-commentators-and-gillard.html This is how Kay Burley, the MP who accuses Abbott of being a misogynist treats other women. See her here choking another woman: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1028007/Pictured-The-incredible-moment-Sky-TV-presenter-Kay-Burley-grabbed-rival-throat.html
04/09/2020: Oddly enough as a sheep breeder, I would have culled this ram – just don’t like its head. Looks unviable to me. Perhaps a bad photo. We all take them sometime: https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/texel-sheep-double-diamond-sells-for-record-666000/news-story/46ed88944dd80cfed1daf1ac882cd76c
04/09/2020: Gertude Himmelfarb should be a set text in our schools. For example, ‘The beasts of modernism have mutated into the beasts of postmodernism-relativism into nihilism, amorality into immorality, irrationality into insanity, sexual deviancy into polymorphous perversity. And since then, generations of intelligent students under the guidance of their enlightened professors have looked into the abyss, have contemplated those beasts, and have said, 'How interesting how exciting.' Today, students in some of the most distinguished departments of literature are all too often reading books about how to read books. Literary theory has replaced literature itself as the fashionable subject of study. Structuralism and deconstruction, gender theory and the new historicism, reader-response and speech-act theory-these are more hotly debated than the content and style of particular novels or poems.’: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/35423-Book-du-Jour-On-Looking-Into-the-Abyss.html
04/09/2020: ‘We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end,’ George Orwell. I have always said people should respect the police and do as they say, but who can respect this Andrews stooge Cornelius: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/victoria-police-on-protests-blm-were-not-able-to-stop-people-protesting-anti-lockdown-well-be-out-in.html & in addition: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/fmr-high-court-chief-murray-gleeson-where-summons-is-available-arrest-is-quite-wrong-its-a-serious-a.html
03/09/2020: 75 Years Ago Yesterday the Japanese finally surrendered. The heroes of the Enola Gay had done a great job. If maybe you wonder whether they really were such evil monsters you have been living in a dream world.
03/09/2020: Good on you Charlie Hedbo – we must not be intimidated or overrun
by this vile creed which must be abolished from all civilized lands. BTW1: Good
luck with trying to find a copy of these cartoons anywhere on our ‘free press’:
03/09/2020: The great Brett Sutton (hearthrob of the Left) now admits that over
50% of people with symptoms are not being tested –something which was
apparent to me some time ago. He has no plan to make this happen. The virus in
02/09/2020: I have long argued that life years (lost) is a more appropriate metric for assessing
various elements of public policy such as road speeds, alcohol percentages,
compulsory seat-belts and so on. Here’s how that idea works out with Covid:
‘Combining these analyses, we found that an estimated 18.7 million life-years
will be lost in the
02/09/2020: Harris and Biden actually support this violence and anarchy, and call on it to continue whilst Trump calls for ‘law and order’. Who do you think you would vote for? https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/rita-panahi/antifa-and-blm-protesters-continue-their-reign-of-terror/news-story/7bcb9103329b7e029944fc681f780763 Here is what she actually said, Riots won’t stop and neither should they: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIdbdSWR9_U&feature=emb_title Here are some others, Pelosi etc calling for more violence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yYplnEkbqU&feature=emb_title
01/09/2020: Senators Hanson and Roberts completely demolish the CSIRO’s false narrative of anthropocentric climate change - I’m so glad I put these people first on my ballot paper – they seem to me to be the only ones in the federal parliament who have Australia’s interest at heart: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/08/senators-pauline-hanson-malcolm-roberts-press-conference-call-for-csiro-chief-to-go.html
01/09/2020: Covid has killed less than 10,000 people in the
01/09/2020: Gilgamesh and Enkidu Beer. Try some today: https://theconversation.com/brewing-mesopotamian-beer-brings-a-sip-of-this-vibrant-ancient-drinking-culture-back-to-life-142215?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20August%2028%202020%20-%201716116576&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20August%2028%202020%20-%201716116576+Version+A+CID_921928b7ac651016641bbe91308f0c0a&utm_source=campaign_monitor_us&utm_term=Brewing%20Mesopotamian%20beer%20brings%20a%20sip%20of%20this%20vibrant%20ancient%20drinking%20culture%20back%20to%20life
31/08/2020: Thanks Matt Ridley, Let’s have an end to environmental pessimism – the future is bright, ‘Why is the wolf population increasing, the lion decreasing, and the tiger now holding its own? The answer is simple: Wolves live in rich countries, lions in poor countries, and tigers in middle-income countries. It turns out that we conservationists were wrong to fear economic development in the 1980s. Prosperity is the best thing that can happen to a country’s wildlife…What else might we achieve by the year 2060, when I shall be 102? Even though there will then be more than nine billion people, it is almost certain there will be larger forests, more wildlife, cleaner rivers, and richer seas, because that is what is currently happening. Most people who deny this, and insist things are getting worse, are simply wrong.’ http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/against-environmental-pessimism/
31/08/2020: As with ‘unprecedented’ I have had quite enough of the word’ vulnerable’ which I can at least both spell and pronounce – unlike the great majority of the chattering classes. Until this situation has been corrected by draconian legislation I think the word should be banned. I think it is highly undesirable anyway to draw people’s attention to the fact that some members of society seem to have as their key distinguishing characteristic that they are ‘piss-ants’. Some common misspellings which I am sure we have all heard recently on the 7:00 o’clock news: vanurable (0.1%) vulenable (0.5%) vunarable (0.7%) vonerable (4.1%) vulnerble (1.6%) vunerable (54.3%) vulnable (0.3%) vounerable (0.9%) vurnrable (0.1%) vunurable (0.5%) voulnerable (1.2%) vulnrable (1.8%) vlunerable (0.3%) vulnerbale (0.3%) volnerable (2.8%) volnerble (0.3%) vulnarable (2.4%) vulnorable (0.3%) vulnurable (1.2%) vulterable (0.3%) vurnarable (0.3%) vonurable (0.3%) vurnerable (1.2%) vaunerable (0.3%) vurnable (0.4%) vunrable (8.8%) vunrebale (0.3%) vunerabal (0.3%) vulnreable (0.3%) valunerable (0.3%) vulenrable (0.3%) velnerable (0.1%) vulernable (1.8%) vounurable (0.3%) vonrable (0.7%) vunlerable (0.3%) vulerable (3.4%) vounarable (0.3%) vaulnerable (2.4%) vaulnurable (0.3%) vulberable (0.3%) vaunrable (0.7%) valnerable (0.4%) vonarable (0.3%) valnerble (0.5%) vulnarbal (0.3%) vulneraalbe (0.3%) vulnerabie (0.3%) vulneranle (0.3%) vulnerval (0.3%) vunarble (0.3%) vuneralbe (0.3%) vurenable (0.3%) http://www.etymology-online.com/vulnerable
31/08/2020: We surely all know by now that Andrews’ response to the coronavirus (like everything else the buffoon does) was utterly feckless, but pretty much every government’s response has been hopeless and hugely destructive. If communists did engineer this so-called ‘pandemic’ (and we need look no further than those Reds in the WHO really) they could not have done a better job of harming capitalism. Let’s hope they have not destroyed it utterly. The awful socialist responses employed by so many countries (including our own Liberal government in Canberra of course only served to whet the appetites of statists that a command economy is the solution to everything - when every sensible person surely knows from a long experience of history that it is the answer to nothing – and simply ‘the road to serfdom’. Medically speaking it was also totally wrong: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/08/when-panic-is-mistaken-for-policy-2/ Can I remind you again about Coyote’s Common Sense Solution: http://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2020/08/a-framework-for-thinking-about-lockdowns-and-why-they-are-counter-productive.html PS: I think it is no accident that governments are not doing virus antibody at the same time as they are doing screening tests. This would be very easy to do, though it would add to the cost. However it would disclose that the measures taken had been an abject failure and that some huge percentage of cases (in some countries as high as 90%) had been undetected and caused no ‘harm’ whatsoever. Indeed the overwhelming majority of people had not even noticed they had the disease. Note this salient fact also, hardly anyone dies from coronaviris – only 6%: ‘Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death’: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm?fbclid=IwAR28Fr355s4TIug2-Yjz9xuSKSA_oLat-I2LrcoPX_P5R3T44aYAeIEwZQE
Addendum: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/29/in-victoria-they-make-the-covid-numbers-up-and-even-tell-you-what-theyve-done/ Coyote’s Common Sense Solution: http://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2020/08/a-framework-for-thinking-about-lockdowns-and-why-they-are-counter-productive.html
30/08/2020: Black Lives mattered – how
30/08/2020: The Democrats stand for anarchy: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/if-trump-fans-acted-like-these-leftist-fascists-would-the-media-stay-quiet/news-story/495bbc0454c4c83374b47697cc430e57 & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/media-left-excuses-mostly-peaceful-violence/news-story/898d9959aed41d19820f83021f4ec839 Prediction: They will be eaten alive at the polls. Fear of reprisals: This is what you get when you intimidate people. I have stopped ‘doing’ polls too: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/silent-majority-over-10-trump-voters-wont-admit-preferences-pollsters
29/08/2020: Do you wonder why? Trump’s Approval Rating Soars: https://www.lucianne.com/2020/08/26/trump_approval_soars_to_52_percent_up_with_blacks_and_democrats_42018.html Dem supporters rioting in the streets can only help too: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/rita-panahi/racial-unrest-can-only-work-in-donald-trumps-favour/news-story/88dcf6955646ecddb419f91de49e037a
29/08/2020: Who could have known? After all the rioting, the truth is George Floyd Had ‘Fatal Level’ Of Fentanyl In His Body At Time Of Death: https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/26/new-documents-show-george-floyd-had-fatal-level-of-fentanyl-in-his-system/
29/08/2020: Have you noticed
28/08/2020: Something is happening here and you do know what it is don’t you Mr Jones: https://switchelphilosopher.blog/2020/08/22/the-holodomor/
28/08/2020: One hopes our defence forces are listening, as we certainly are ‘surrounded and outnumbered’: https://warontherocks.com/2020/08/when-youre-outnumbered-lessons-from-two-british-masters-of-irregular-warfare/?singlepage=1
28/08/2020: Suppose we just ask those elderly folks lying sick in hospital whether they would like to try the HCQ procedure: Dr. Harvey Risch Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale, ‘I conclude the evidence is overwhelming, there is no question that for the people who need to be treated and are treated early, it has a very substantial benefit in reducing risk of hospitalisation or mortality…The evidence in favour of Hydroxychloroquine benefit in high risk patients treated early as out-patients is stronger than anything else I’ve ever studied. So scientifically there is no question whatsoever’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/25/sutton-death/
27/08/2020: So after 3 years, what have Trump and his administration accomplished? A real lot. Here’s a list of some of them: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/08/so-after-3-years-what-have-trump-and-his-administration-accomplished.html
Trump’s Winning Agenda: https://spectator.org/a-potential-landslide-agenda/ One hopes. (Not just not Joe Biden or Kamala Harris - though both are big pluses!) I see Biden is not only coming after your SUV but also your Superannuation. Singing from Shorten’s playbook? What is it with these socialists? He is just as likely to succeed: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/08/25/joe-biden-promises-to-take-away-401k-style-retirement-savings-whats-that-mean/#2a446e6d4eb0
is the 78th anniversary of the
You Notice Something Wrong? Yesterday
26/08/2020: The first confirmed re-infection with Covid. The good news is that it is five months since his first infection and the second was more mild. This indicates that ‘immunity’ is working, if not perfectly. It also indicates that where the virus has ‘raged’ they likely have a kind ‘herd immunity’ though it does not perfectly protect from (re)infection. We could use this datum to predict exactly how many cases we would have if we opened up - which we must sometime anyway. It also illustrates the importance of developing and utilizing a full arsenal of treatments, particularly cheap treatments such as Hydroxy and Ivomec + Zinc: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/08/reinfection-and-t-cell-immunity-does-the-common-cold-give-us-protection-against-coronavirus/
26/08/2020: What an absurd law – who are they trying to protect? https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/letusspeak-victoria-blocks-sexual-assault-victims-from-using-real-names/news-story/5273c23f7e2fbe5a0e3dbf6965125326
26/08/2020: News you don’t hear from
25/08/2020: WA’s Attorney-General Quigley is no doubt the most retrograde
legislator since King John, why we have the Magna Carta which amongst other
things expressly forbade the sovereign from stripping private property from
free men without just compensation – yet this is exactly what Quigley has
done to Palmer (and his shareholders!) Still you wonder why I am so opposed to
socialism in all its forms? Please read on: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/23/dont-invest-in-australia/
Of course that’s what it means: ‘Don’t
25/08/2020: The perfect ‘syllogism’:
25/08/2020: Dan has extended his ‘emergency’ for another year and in SA they have a two-year virus plan. Of course in neither of these socialist totalitarian visions is the simple expedient of protecting the elderly and making proven treatments available (such as Prof Borody’s - the Doc who cured ulcers). Anyway get yours today: http://covexit.com/australian-gps-can-legally-prescribe-ivermectin-triple-therapy-protocol-professor-borody/?fbclid=IwAR3ZLXwDULkKAvhwaz1toDwpz_5PzRN6g0cf0p-nrl9EoX278UCJaDrqRtE & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/25/why-are-our-politicians-not-allowing-hcq-to-be-used-in-australia/ & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/coronavirus-but-wheres-the-zinc/news-story/5345c134e1edf161b3b9721d5431a546 & https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/08/24/hydroxychloroquine-in-covid-19-treatment-actual-usage-in-the-usa/ PS: The safety of these medicines (Hydroxy/Ivomec) has been proven over seventy years. Surely this is preferable to en enforced ‘Godot’ vaccine which is completely unproven? Remember Thalidomide? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/24/have-these-people-never-heard-of-thalidomide/
24/08/2020: ‘Big fleas have little fleas on their backs to bite’em – and so on ad infinitum’: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/59398
24/08/2020: The Parallels between the climate an covid ‘scams’ are instructive. Both are ‘creations’ of the Left (in more ways than one) and vehicles for control, rent seeking, etc). The article makes clear how the ban on Hydroxy/Ivomec works – the Left have ever been willing to murder millions to further their aims, and clearly to pay for their ‘dachas’ too PS: I notice many have bought sea-side dachas/mansions even in defiance of their climate ‘faith’: https://richardsonpost.com/brian-c-joondeph/18079/covid-and-climate-policy/ However a friend alerted me to this: Go Ivermectin: https://www.facebook.com/Mark.M.Aldridge.Independent/videos/10158708671749124
24/08/2020: Kamala Harris was the Sponsor of the Green New Deal and Biden has now
endorsed it as a core platform. It would require a radical transformation of
society and cost 50% of GDP (its proponents claim). For one thing the
automobile would be gone! Now, ‘The latest
23/08/2020: Prediction: One will be
23/08/2020: I too have had a ‘brush’ with the Left - having (even) been a member of the Labor Party for a while in the 1970s (I am ashamed to say). Even then they were beyond criticism or dissent (a key reason for my break with them) but they have just become worse and worse. I too expected some to acknowledge once the Wall fell that the excesses of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot etc were truly evil – and that they were sorry about the 8 million people they (as supporters of communism and opponents of the Vietnam war - which happily I was not) had been accessories in the mass murder of. But they never did. Never will. ‘The always guilt-free Left have awarded themselves “total intellectual impunity”—being Good people they can never do Bad. That they did not deal with their responsibility in supporting one of the most murderous political philosophies in history denies them any essential credibility.’ I now feel that it is my duty to oppose them with every fibre of my being. https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/07-08/the-great-escape/
23/08/2020: Imagine: 6 cents a day of Vitamin D preventing 40% of respiratory deaths: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/08/wow-vitamin-d-deficiency-may-cause-40-of-respiratory-deaths-in-older-people/
22/08/2020: Imagine Bill Clinton lecturing Trump about the ‘correct way to use the Oval Office’! Tell that to Monica – and Epstein! These Dems are just the most terrible crooks: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/08/bill-clintons-speech-about-the-proper-way-to-use-the-oval-office.html Some more thoughts about that here: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/18023/obama-biden-hillary-swamp/ As for Obama, I think this heading says it all: The worst president of my lifetime discusses the best: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/20/the-worst-president-of-my-lifetime-discusses-the-best/ What was there to like about that commie Moslem quisling? Imagine one of Biden’s priorities being re-allowing men back into little girl’s toilets: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/20/bidens-top-priority-allowing-men-back-into-the-girls-toilets/ He is also going to make face masks compulsory from Day 1 of he Presidency. That should go down well!
22/08/2020: Prof Blainey (remember ‘Triumph of the Nomads’?) on what a monstrous fraud ‘Dark Emu’ is – ‘domesticated’ wombats kept in pens. Really!: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-will-abc-use-taxpayers-money-to-promote-bruce-pascoes-fake-history/news-story/2557c9ca121835b36cbdbfcc1d10bd42 I know it is behind a paywall, but this one isn’t: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/08/another-load-of-emu-droppings/
22/08/2020: The 1968 Hong Kong Flu killed 1-4 million people world-wide and
about 100,000 Americans (so about like Covid 19 really), but they did not even
21/08/2020: Long Coleoptile Wheat – the new Green Revolution may boost yields by 40%. Take that Global Warming: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/08/20/global-warming-crop-resilience-aussie-farmer-helps-csiro-develop-long-coleoptile-wheat/
21/08/2020: Fight back: Understanding the imminence of the Marxist victory over everything: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/08/the-marxists-have-forced-out-the-conservatives-now-theyre-coming-for-the-liberals/
21/08/2020: Andrews is such a liar. The Governor really should sack him, install a caretaker government and call an election (with the Gov no doubt being a Labor Party stooge this is unlikely) but 1% of people were breaching isolation not the 27% Andrews claimed; this is risible. If he had been fining them from the start this also would never have been happening. I fear that now what is happening is that lots of people (half?) are refusing to be tested because they do not want the even more onerous restrictions that testing would impose on them. Of couse this means that there will be more virus out there. It may be ten times as much as the testing reveals anyway. Long since time we rolled out the quite safe and effective treatments/preventatives we have (some for over a decade) such as Hydroxychloroquine &/or Ivomectin + zinc + antibiotic and re-opened the economy: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/rita-panahi/rita-panahi-andrews-testing-numbers-game-stacks-the-odds-against-us/news-story/2fa5abf341c5cce3b74175308b1fab97
20/08/2020: The Secret of Fire: Fire lighting is a profound 'secret' which if you do not master, you might come to a time when you do not survive at all because of your ignorance. Take the time and patience to learn to be its master: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/08/19/the-secret-of-fire/
20/08/2020: When folk remedies work: Anglo-Saxon eye salve cuts swathe through bacterial biofilms: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/59203
20/08/2020: Gas a Commie Today: We should try this here. I suspect there is more public support for police here too than for demonstrators: https://babylonbee.com/news/portland-police-make-millions-after-offering-citizens-a-turn-throwing-tear-gas
20/08/2020: When at last the leaves fell from the bullshit trees, an apocryphal (but bloody funny) tale: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/08/when-the-leaves-fell-from-the-bullshit-trees/
19/08/2020: DIY Unbreakable Shoe Laces: Make your own unbreakable shoe laces. That way you don’t need to carry a spare. You can buy Aglets (ie ends) cheaply enough A$3.88 per 100 plus 50 ft 2.3 mm black Kevlar line A$24.92 (pictured) to make your own unbreakable shoe laces. You just need to measure the cord accurately, to cut the Kevlar with a hot iron to seal it, crimp the aglets on – and away you go! https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/08/19/diy-unbreakable-shoe-laces/
19/08/2020: ‘If you think this year’s controversy is bad, consider that hydroxychloroquine is given to relatively few people with COVID-19, all sick, many with nothing to lose. It enters the body, and leaves fairly quickly, and has been known to us for decades. COVID vaccines, which advocates will want to be mandatory and given to all people—healthy and not, young and old—are being rushed past their normal safety precautions and regulations, and the typical five-to-10-year observation period is being waived to get “Operation Warp Speed” done as soon as possible. This is being done with the endorsement of public health officials—the same ones, in many cases who are saying HCQ is suddenly extremely dangerous.’ This essay (by a respected MD) is about the most balanced I have seen regarding the ‘progress’ of therapy against Covid 19: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/science/articles/hydroxychloroquine-morality-tale Particularly liked this, 'He told Paris Match: I am Nietzschean, I am looking for contradiction, trouble to strengthen myself. The worst is the comfort: It makes you silly ... The more humans you have, the less they think differently. The “politically correct,” the “compliant thinking” are only a mass effect, to be avoided, even if it is difficult to resist! ... To follow the herd no brain is needed, legs are sufficient ... I don’t like movements, I run in the opposite direction. In general, that is where there are nuggets.'
19/08/2020: Remember this about the Greens: ‘At the edge of a forest, German soldiers point their guns at rows of naked people who follow the Jewish religion. Among them are young mothers clutching their babies. The shots echo through the woods and the dead bodies fall into the ground. Down the road, while this is happening, their German army comrades are busy establishing nature walks and bird sanctuaries and planting trees. The Nazis conducted horrific experiments on children (I have seen footage so upsetting it can’t be shown on TV) but at the same time they banned medical experiments on animals. The same Nazi monsters who committed crimes of unimaginable barbarity also advocated vegetarianism, organic agriculture, forest preservation and homeopathic healthcare. How can we possibly explain this? What was the connection between the inhuman brutality of the Nazis and their gushing idealization of ‘Nature’? http://www.martindurkin.com/blogs/nazi-greens-inconvenient-history
19/08/2020: About ‘oaths’ and the meaning of ‘words’: Marriage as an institution is redolent with many ancient, tested practices such as the swearing of oaths. Traditionally oaths are/were sworn on that which you hold most sacred – in this case and many others that meant ‘on your life’! That is the origin of the phrase ‘Till death us do part’. You are swearing ‘on your life’. ie ‘on pain of death’ to be true to your word: in this case, ‘I do’! I am living proof that it is not so very hard (and certainly not in the least unpleasant) to remain married for fifty years. Many folks today want to hijack or dilute these ancient customs. This is most unwise. In another example a ‘naturalised’ citizen is better than one simply ‘born and raised’ because the former has sworn a binding oath. Many older Australians swore these oaths at the beginning of every school day though I doubt many under about forty have ever sworn fidelity to their country which has given them so much. Indeed many seem to pride themselves on having just the opposite view. Too many have no loyalty, but only expectations that their country will provide for them: nothing about duty enters their heads at all. The daily oaths my generation swore spoke only of our duties (‘I honour…I salute the flag’ etc) and nothing of our entitlements. We already had our lives after all, as so many not fortunate enough to be Australians had not. ‘Entitlements’ are always provided by the hard work of our fellow citizens: they are always charity. A citizen should avoid (on their life) becoming a recipient of charity. Similarly, the swearing of an oath (on your life) means that you hold that which you are swearing on more precious than your life. New citizens have thought carefully about this. Old citizens should too. We do right to honour our soldiers who have placed their lives between us and our enemies. Those who think otherwise are quislings and traitors, never citizens. Citizenship should be revocable and ostracism should accompany its revocation.
18/08/2020: Through a glass darkly – it is difficult to assess the impact of
policies from a distance (whether it be physical or social) but I notice for
example that Biden has vowed to transform America’s energy with an all-out war
on fossil fuels (and a husge ‘renewable subsidy scheme just at a time when
‘other people’s’ money has long since run out. Of course this is just at a time
when the ‘environment’ is rating lowest as an important issue in the public’s
mass-mind, now not even getting into the top ten. Shorten already lost an
election trying to steal people’s SUVs remember? He also want so destroy
suburbia and turn everywhere into clones of the awful democrat run
18/08/2020: Covid 19: Monoclonal Antibodies sound promising – and we may have them soon: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/08/antibodies-against-the-covid-spike-not-the-shell-predict-survival/
17/08/2020: Exponential Growth: ‘The mass-energy-information equivalence principle will show that information is a physical, dominant, fifth state of matter, and digital bits will outnumber atoms on Earth’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/08/16/digital-content-on-track-to-equal-half-earths-mass-by-2245/
17/08/2020: Lest we forget - Esssingon Lewis: ‘He formed a syndicate called the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, which in 1939 built the first Australian military aircraft, a simple, lightly armed trainer-plane called the Wirraway. Later came fighter bomber aircraft that really held their own. It was remarkable that we mass-produced planes before we mass-produced cars,’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/16/essington-lewis/
17/08/2020: Our Government’s fake studies against Hyrdoxychloroquine (some where people were deliberately and negligently given potentially (and sometimes really) fatal doses ie 10 times that normally recommended – or the wrong medicine ie one with a similar name (not unlike the US man who mistakenly drink fish tank cleaner) are a disgrace. The efficacy of ivermectin (Ivomec) is similarly being ignored even though it is crystal clear that these two compounds taken in association with the recommended quantity of zinc sulphate are the best ‘cure’ we have yet – and have reduced the death toll where they are being used by 80% or more, especially if taken early in the course of the disease: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/andrew-bolt-morrison-government-banning-hydroxychloroquine-makes-no-sense/news-story/178d6f912298066a4ad529bfcf42ae83 PS: In Vic Andrews has banned doctors from prescribing hydroxychloroquine but you can still get a script for Ivomec (Strolectol), whilst Zinc Sulphate is freely available from online pharmacy suppliers. It is (usually) recommended that people take a broad spectrum antibiotic (Azithromycin) in combination with this therapy (mainly to mop up secondary infections). ie Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice a day + Azithromycin 500 mg + Zinc sulfate 220 mg once a day for 5 days. You will (likely) eventually contract this virus – perhaps even after there is a vaccine (as vaccines are very rarely 100% protective), so you should be prepared to have the best available protection against it. Keeping up your Vitamin D and Zinc levels (combined with social distancing and hygiene) also remain your best defences against contracting it. It certainly can be deadly and/or debilitating, particularly in people with other health issues.
16/08/2020: Lest We Forget. 75th VP Day. Some question the decision to
bomb Horoshima and
Pictured Leonard With his fiancée
Clarice 1941 and on the beach at
16/08/2020: Solving the ME problem! Trump certainly gets things done. Four more years, please https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/israel-uae-agreement-trump-james-carafano
16/08/2020: There goes Private Property – and many other things: This WA Bill is just a shocker. Hopefully the Fed Govt will find a way to quickly squash it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/14/democratic-banana-republic-of-western-australia-part-3/
16/08/2020: Vote Democrat? This should do the job:
15/08/2020: Fuel Follies: Of course you know what this is; it’s a very silly empty fuel container which weighs 5.1 oz or 147 grams. Lots of unwise hikers lug these stupid things around!
Let’s look at it another way. A lightweight bottle to carry alcohol (meths) in might weigh 10-20 grams. My lightest burner weighs 7 grams. (but I usually use one of Tinny’s Gnomes) Perhaps I need a windscreen? That might add 7 grams too – but you will use twice as much fuel whatever you use if you don’t have a windscreen, so let’s ignore it for the sake of the exercise:
17 grams from 147 leaves 130 grams of fuel. A ml of alcohol weighs 0.7893 grams so this 130 grams represents 164 mls I use about 7 mls to boil a cup of water, (4-5 with a cosy -but that would add weight too) so that 164 mls represents 23 cups of coffee. A meal represents 2-3 cups of coffee.
I take about 500 mls of alcohol for all my cooking for a ten day trip, so this 164 mls is more enough for a normal long weekend’s cooking. If you consider the gas stove that I am not carrying (another 85 grams of fuel or 107 mls) you can see that switching to alcohol would equate to this one empty container representing cooked meals for about five days! If you consider the 227 grams (287 mls) of gas you would have had enough fuel (with alcohol (164 + 107 + 287 = 558) for a ten day trip!
Now do you see why I do not use a gas stove. There is also this to consider: it has happened to me (car camping): What f the jet on the gas stove should block up? Unless you are carrying a spare jet 9and a small spanner for replacing it (are you?) the you will be doing no cooking at all!
There is just no similar problem with an alcohol stove. And have you thought about ow explosive a gas canister is? You could easily blow up a truck with one. Just an exploding Bic lighter will pretty much blow your hand off! I know I think of replacing mine with flint and spirit lighters (such as the peanut).
Gas just makes no sense – and when you consider its environmental impact: the fact that it is normally extracted from undersea wells miles offshore, fracking, transport, the risks of environmental disaster etc it surprises me that all the ‘leave no trace’ brigade (of which I am not one) pretty much all use it!
Of course I am getting lazier and lazier (as well as older and older) so I have decided just to carry this 20 gram stove and no fuel at all (most trips).
PS: You can make your own alcohol stove too. I have several posts about this. Try a search in the bottom left hand corner for ‘stove’
15/08/2020: If pedophilia is just sexuality then burying them all is just gardening! (Anon)
15/08/2020: Hard to believe that hiking isn’t racist: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/the-unbearable-lightness-of-being-liberal.php but is it more racist than jogging: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/which-is-more-racist-hiking-or-jogging.php And now camping is too: https://www.thepiratescove.us/2020/08/11/la-times-camping-is-totally-racist-you-know/
15/08/2020: Whether you like Clive Palmer or not the WA Govt’s law cancelling the rule of (property) law is just so awfully undemocratic: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/clive-palmer-on-the-thieving-western-australian-government/news-story/9fd0792694808371f0d86579b93180ed
14/08/2020: Asparagus Dreaming: Della: Today’s job was the asparagus bed: This is a perennial crop, and having planted the crowns about 30 years ago, we have little to do each year other than cut off the dead fronds each winter.
Gardening guides say that you can do this once the fronds turn yellow in autumn, but that is hard work, I found, as each thick frond has to be cut by hand with secateurs. So over the years I have put the job off later and later until I discovered that August is the perfect time. By then the stems are dead enough to come away with the gentlest tug, and so the work is minimised.
So here are today’s before and after pics, along with the first taste of asparagus for the season. Another reward in leaving the bed looking untidy all through the cooler months is the early shoots that are waiting to surprise me beneath the bleak canopy. Tonight’s dinner accompaniment!
Most impressive. I wish I could do a ‘show and tell’ for my day’s work on the fence, but at the end it still just looks like a fence even though I am exhausted! An asparagus bed (like a good fence) will pretty much last a lifetime. I will not have to build either again anyway.
14/08/2020: ‘Animal Farm’ aside, George Orwell can still teach us a lot – an instructive essay: https://quillette.com/2020/08/08/george-orwell-and-the-struggle-against-inevitable-bias/
14/08/2020: ‘We shall defeat them by proving once more that a free individual
living in a free community with a free tomorrow in front of him (or her) is
worth a nation of slaves’. (Menzies) But is
14/08/2020: ‘The tragic thing about Kamala Harris’s selection is that the DNC picked a woman of Indian and Jamaican parentage to be a generic double for an African-American.’ Talk about wearing your black face on your sleeve: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/14/resorting-to-black-face/ Remember when she believed Biden was a dirty old man: https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/11/flashback-kamala-harris-said-she-believed-bidens-rape-accusers/
13/08/2020: The Best Hiking/Hunting Shoe Ever: I received my new Topo Hydraventure 2 shoes from Injinji about a month ago. The new model is even better than the old one.
Look at that tread.
310 grams in US size 9.5: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/08/13/the-best-hiking-hunting-shoe-ever/
13/08/2020: 78 Years Later Teddy gets the VC. I can’t imagine what ‘judges’ up to now expected people to be doing in order to ‘win’ it. Teddy should have ‘tried harder’ I guess.: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/08/her-majesty-the-queen-approves-award-of-victoria-cross-to-the-late-teddy-sheean.html
13/08/2020: Not so cool then - Marijuana use during pregnancy linked to autism in babies. Wow: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/10/health/weed-marijuana-pregnancy-autism-link-wellness/index.html
13/08/2020: Dementia Joe and his commie kewpie golliwog Kamala who accused him of groping her earlier –if you remember – not only the first ‘black’, ‘woman’ but the first ‘Asian’ too. She is everything, just ‘ticks all the boxes’ and should be a big winner for the far-left, far-out Dems I don’t think. I foresee a big Trump win in November. She is so far-Left she makes Bernie Sanders look like a Republican – and if Biden wins (since he is clearly mentally incompetent) she will be President: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/08/kamala-harris/ Mind you the Dems are up to big-time dirty tricks with their postal vote push to completely subvert the democratic process and just be able to appoint their own President whatever the people may want. Read about it here: https://richardsonpost.com/brian-c-joondeph/17958/democrats-pushing-mail-in-ballots/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/12/kamala-harris-meanest-most-horrible-most-disrespectful-senator/ & https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/08/12/flashback-sen-kamala-harris-supported-eliminating-senate-filibuster-to-pass-green-new-deal/
12/08/2020: Prometheus has a lot to answer for – but Boy, have we ever been sitting around the campfire for a long while: https://www.livescience.com/when-did-humans-discover-fire.html
11/08/2020: Aricxi $30 Tent Review: It took quite a while to get here what with Covid 19, but it came a couple of days ago. I am as pleased with it as I thought I would be when I mentioned it in this post back in April. The tent is very well made and well thought out. For most people it will be big enough for two people and will certainly be a palace for one. It really does only weigh 320 grams including the guys!
I will make a few improvements to mine. they are all things you could do with a little bit of competent hand sewing which will make the tent even better. I use the word ‘tent’. this has been the normal word for a folding ‘roof’ you sleep under for thousands of years. I do not understand the absurd distinction between tent/tarp some wish to draw insisting that if it does not have a floor or bug protection it is somehow not a ‘tent’. You can always simply add these features, or dispense with them… https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/08/11/aricxi-30-tent-review/
11/08/2020: ‘Jack the Dancer’ has been around a long time: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/59291
11/08/2020: Homeostasis (thermo-regulation) is one of a mammal’s most interesting (defining) features. It is also an important feature of the climate whose temperature has varied so little over such a long time that any rational person would long ago have concluded that the earth has a thermostat – just that we don’t clearly understand how it works: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/08/09/undeniable-truths/
11/08/2020: Aged care: We spend billions on this heartwarming phrase and are
currently spending millions on an enquiry which has so far found that we have
got just one of the words correct. Apparently there is nothing strange about
this sentence I heard on the news this morning ‘Leaving ‘loved ones’ locked in
their rooms for days seeing no-one, not even staff’. All this ‘care’ to protect
us from a virus perhaps? Please can I just have ready access to a couple of
small blue pills so I can peacefully exit this life at a time of my chosing
without having to prove that I am in unbearable pain in order to ‘qualify’…they
don’t even have to be blue really. I saw an ad on the tele the other night
telling me I could ‘save’ $6000 on a new kitchen ‘stove’ - they are now called
‘ranges’ because you can charge several thousand more dollars for the extra
letter. I think $500 is quite enough for a simple device to cook your dinner on
– there are plenty of perfectly good ones for free at the scrap metal dealers
or the tip anyway. Instead of spending all that money on a stove I think
spending just a small amount on a kitchen window seat so there is somewhere
warm and comfy within the centre of the family for the grandparents to sit and
enjoy their declining years would be much better really. When I was a small
child an old man (Mr Shields) lived in a small tin hut (a garden shed really)
in the paddock next to us for years. My mother used to tell me not to ‘bother
Mr Shields’ who curiously never seemed to mind being ‘bothered’ by a small
curious venturesome boy – so I thankfully ignored her. We enjoyed many happy
times together yarning and having mugs of billy tea on a log beneath the gum
trees next to his small creek. When we were in
10/08/2020: ‘Auction of the Souls’. Was a terrifying film about the (Turkish) Armenian genocide - in case you need to be reminded what will be you fate too under a future Islamic caliphate. Extermination is the sole purpose after all of all the Islamic immigration the West has been having: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT_JTcvV0OY & http://www.genocide-museum.am/eng/online_exhibition_6.php This is a later interview with the heroine of the film, Aurora Mardiganian, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTlqnStssEA
10/08/2020: Are Fake News Polls Hiding a Potential Trump Landslide? I certainly hope so. Convincingly argued and evidenced anyway: https://richardsonpost.com/brian-c-joondeph/17917/fake-polls-trump-landslide/
lot to take in I know but please read on (and open the links): Terry McCrann on
hydroxychloroquine: ‘After the unrelenting tidal waves of Trump Derangement Syndrome-driven
media and medical expertism attacking the drug, the Swiss which had been using
it widely in late May banned its use. I have no information on whether they
defined it as a “poison”. What happened? What’s called the “Case Fatality Ratio Index (CFRI)” for
the virus rocketed — and I mean, tripled. So, just 13 days later, the Swiss
revoked the ban. What happened then? The CFRI collapsed back to its prior
HCQ-using levels. Bluntly, fewer — many fewer — people died. Apparently, the
drug that’s a poison down under worked to save lives in
09/08/2020: New insights into photosynthesis are helping explain where all the CO2 went: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/08/from-viv-forbes-how-to-sterilise-the-great-barrier-reef.html
09/08/2020: The marine life food chain depends on filter feeders; nutrients are enormously important...Wonderful lateral thinking from Viv Forbes: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/08/from-viv-forbes-how-to-sterilise-the-great-barrier-reef.html
09/08/2020: American comedian George Carlin, ‘Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners’ – as we bid an (un)fond farewell to free speech: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/free-speech/2020/08/an-age-of-wretched-and-rotten-rhetoric/
08/08/2020: In the name of God Dan, go! If only Scott could take over
08/08/2020: Expunging Discriminatory Nomenclature in Ornithology. When do we want it? Now: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/the-name-that-cant-be-spoken/
08/08/2020: Countries which have been using hydroxychloroquine to fight the virus have reduced their death toll by 80%. Well done banning it Dan: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/08/countries-that-use-hydroxychloroquine-may-have-80-lower-covid-death-rates/ & https://www.archyde.com/efficacy-of-hydroxychloroquine-confirmed-on-3451-italian-patients-30-reduction-in-mortality/?fbclid=IwAR0J5J8kz6mTtxUIrKn1tWfuZizIO6RUu_ncA_71ntlSj5vP1KqtbaoQsn0
07/08/2020: A Poignant 76th Anniversary - The
07/08/2020: Some interesting reflections about the working class, a vanishing species alas; having worked with my hands most of my life without succumbing to addiction or criminality I find it a bit outré though: https://quillette.com/2020/08/02/my-life-pouring-concrete/
06/08/2020: DIY 33 Gram Roll Up SS Hobo Stove: I am over carrying heavy stoves – and fuel. This one will do me. I will produce a version in titanium which will weigh about half what this one does in stainless steel, so under 20 grams! And no fuel to carry. Good enough? https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/08/06/diy-33-gram-roll-up-ss-hobo-stove/
06/08/2020: I suspect this is right: This is the issue that will see Trump re-elected overwhelmingly, ‘The first thing Americans want from their government is safety, defense of their property and lives. By a 20% margin black Americans support the police.’ https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/08/portland-what-does-it-mean-david-horowitz/
06/08/2020: As usual, so well stated Anthony Dillon, ‘This shared reluctance has allowed the problems that have been facing Aboriginal children for decades to fester. But these children are Australian children, therefore all of us, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, are entitled to an opinion. Aboriginal affairs is everyone’s business. All Australians are entitled to say “these are our children, and it is our moral duty to save them”. Viewing Aboriginal people as a group separate from other Australians, as we have been tirelessly encouraged to do, has only ever failed. It may generate incomes, status, university careers and guest spots for the gatekeepers on ABC talk shows, but it is quite literally killing those who most need help.’ Please read the full article. We all need to own this issue: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/08/a-moral-duty-in-black-and-white/
06/08/2020: After such an ‘unusual’ year I am hoping we can retire the word ‘unprecedented’ which I have always found rather pretentious. Now I find it impossibly repetitive and jarring. I am hoping to not hear it again for a long time.
05/08/2020: They keep ‘discovering’ the world’s tallest trees - and ignoring the even taller ones which used to exist in Victoria: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/worlds-tallest-tropical-tree-discovered-climbed-borneo/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=Compass_20200801&rid=401F76E6763B0B094694A8EC247EC256 & https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2015/01/20/our-largest-trees/
05/08/2020: Time to remember Martin Luther King – how morally and intellectually different (and better) he was than the present day cohort of ‘black rights’ advocates: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/08/the-scorned-wisdom-of-martin-luther-king/
05/08/2020: Covid Cure: Maybe you didn’t fancy taking sheep drench (as I recommended back in January) but now the Prof Thomas Borody who cured ulcers recommends it too. I suggest you get yours today before Dan bans it too: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/how-a-2-head-lice-treatment-could-treat-covid19-patients/news-story/cb6681303329fdb27f390eaa3179fe28 (Paywalled - try Google) NB you need Zinc and an antibiotic too. PS: We can’t keep on living like this. We have to try out the obvious cures on a larger scale instead of banning them. This is concerning this morning too: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/05/seriously/
04/08/2020: Virtually no danger to people from low-level radiation. This should be a big boost to the nuclear power industry which ought to be seen as the solution to cheap clean energy: http://www.thegwpf.com/another-nail-in-the-lnt-coffin/
04/08/2020: Well, they are criminals. The knowingly infected couple who
recently traveled to Orbost and infected lots of people are criminals. If
someone dies surely the act constitutes manslaughter, and is attempted
manslaughter anyway. (It is certainly ‘conduct endangering life’ under section
22 of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic). This crime carries a maximum 10-year jail
term.) Charge them with that. Gaol them without parole. Clearly they can’t be
trusted – until the crisis is over. It will be a salutary lesson for others.
Hanging had two positive outcomes: removing the scum from the community (and
their genes) permanently and ‘pour encourageur les autres’ as the saying goes.
And yes, I never thought it should be abolished as I have said many times. I
think Dan Andrews should be hanged for example. Over a hundred people dead
because of his negligence already (and an economy destroyed). How bad do you
have to be before you pay the ultimate price? Similarly Rudd and Gillard
murdered over 2,000 boat people who are on the bottom of the
04/08/2020: Look at it this way: One of these states is not like the others, one of these state leaders just doesn't belong.
03/08/2020: Dan’s Lockdown is such a fraud: It is just a continuation of his
‘rewarding failure’ policy which has done so much to get us to where we are
now. All along he has refused/failed to punish those who do the wrong thing (eg
refuse testing in hotel quarantine –remember that? Or break quarantine –
remember that? Or insist on protesting in the streets – remember that? A third
of those infected are still not at home when phoned or called upon – and nothing
is done to punish them! Remember that? It is just so much easier now to punish
those who do the right thing. And now I may not (for example) drive across
Gippsland (where I live) when I would neither stop nor see anyone - to spend a
few days hiking or hunting completely by myself! As if that measure would do
any good to circumvent this virus! I doubt his hugely expensive and disruptive
lockdown will do any good either unless it is accompanied by a strong desire to
punish the evildoers. His own side! Yeah, sure! As a reminder here is my post
from ‘08/07/2020: This is all the fault of incompetent
commie clown Andrews. Needless to say I said you should never vote for
him/them. Still though all the people who did the right thing are in lock-down
those faux ‘Australians’ who were paid to return by us (when they were told to
return in March), and all those who refused to be tested and all the commies
who broke restrictions so they could have racist protests are to blame – and
Andrews abetted all of them. He still refuses to compulsorily test just as he
will fail to keep the same type of people locked down, so the virus will be
impossible to control.
03/08/2020: ‘Twitter, Facebook and YouTube banned a video of doctors promoting hydroxychloroquine, a drug that some studies and experts say can stop people dying of the coronavirus’. So not just Dan Andrews then. A whole cohort of Lefties wants you to die of the virus when you would not die from the ‘cure’ even if it did not work (though there is very good evidence that it does - which you may not now see!) Shall we just add that death toll to the tally of two hundred million or so killed by these people (100 million from malaria as a result of the unnecessary, concocted - and now overturned ban on DDT alone). 100 million from their murderous regimes. All these people are indescribably evil: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/ban-on-hydroxchloroquine-video-is-lethally-dangerous/news-story/f9dea977b525faeb3708e1b3e241e949
03/08/2020: Some young people are crazy: in the middle of this pandemic, after ten o’clock last night a young man had climbed over our locked front gate ignoring the ‘Beware of the Dog’ sign, walked the fifty yards in the dark up our driveway then tapped on the window pane right next to me at my desk where I was working on my most recent post (A Moondarra Maelstrom) looking for a lost puppy! The night before someone had broken into a neighbouring property, stolen a car and done ‘wheelies’ all up and down the road! As a consequence of that I had mentioned to Della (and then to the young man) the desirability of having a loaded gun leaning up against the table at all times so one could fire a shot or two ‘over their bows’ so to speak just to get their attention! This young fellow was lucky I had not done so already as he gave me a very big shock I can tell you! I suspect it is not legal to use a firearm for this purpose anyway, so I had not. Our dogs did not bark as they and Della had gone to bed. Some help they are when you need them. No-one has climbed over our locked front gate since I installed it over ten years ago, and no-one has ever walked in to our house in the dark and knocked on the door in thirty years! I am not ready for a repetition of this experience I can tell you. We have not had a very restful night’s sleep. There will be an electric wire on the top of the gate next time he passes. PS: If he had read the Facebook message correctly about someone having found his lost puppy in our road he would have seen their contact details and not gone door to door in the dark frightening the life out of people. I mean climbing over a locked gate is breaking and entering, a serious enough crime. Multiple child-raising failures there in him I feel.
Moondarra Maelstrom: We took a break from building the fox-proof fence this
afternoon to have a stroll on the Wirilda Track which snakes along the
beautiful little Tyers River North of Morwell. For many years it has been the
02/08/2020: Duh! Hedonism Leads to Happiness – please send wine: https://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2020/Hedonism.html
02/08/2020: These quite mad ‘dark emus’ are wholly ignorant of farming. For example, they think this, ‘The colonists ignored Aboriginal methods and brought their own, which were poorly suited to the landscape…We can only assume it was a combination of ignorance and cultural blindness, because it is clear that the land was well managed prior to colonists, and degraded in such a short period of time after their arrival.’ Apparently an ‘agricultural policy’ which turned Australia from a fertile paradise into a notorious desert only able to (barely and meanly) support c 300,000 people is preferable to our agriculture which sustains over 100 million people (world-wide) with a very fine diet indeed – and yet allows for a richer wilderness than anything the aborigines left behind. What utter poppycock these people spout (and supported by the public trough): https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/07/bruce-pascoes-tribe-dines-on-young-minds/
02/08/2020: Our State Government is more than shambolic. There ought to be a mechanism for dismissing them and appointing a caretaker government until such times as elections can be held in such an emergency as this: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/rita-panahi/rita-panahiabsurd-lockdown-rules-wont-save-us-from-incompetence/news-story/c5892ee19690a6bf9cceeafa1abfee51
01/08/2020: Della: Swallows: Yesterday Steve saw some of our swallows return
for the season. Sadly, one small member of the flock made it bravely across the
world to our verandah home and lay down to die of exhaustion. It was small,
very young and so light - no doubt not quite old and strong enough for the
journey. I gently buried it next to one of my roses, to no doubt feed a host of
insects that will in turn feed her family flock.
And so my mind turned to A.D.Hope's "The Death of the Bird"... and to that morning's news of the death of one of our daughter's childhood friends, and then to other recent deaths that have touched us, and so to all the suffering of those dealing with death during this pandemic.
"The Death of the Bird" has some very poignant lines: Not comforting, no sugar-coating, just some raw insight into the way things are.
It was not happy contemplation, but necessary sorting of my thoughts.
Hopefully some time in the paddock fencing with Steve today will lift my small bout of melancholy.
I recommend the poem, especially the 2nd half.
For every bird there is this last migration:
Once more the cooling year kindles her heart;
With a warm passage to the summer station
Love pricks the course in lights across the chart.
Year after year a speck on the map, divided
By a whole hemisphere, summons her to come;
Season after season, sure and safely guided,
Going away she is also coming home.
And being home, memory becomes a passion
With which she feeds her brood and straws her nest,
Aware of ghosts that haunt the heart’s possession
And exiled love mourning within the breast.
The sands are green with a mirage of valleys;
The palm-tree casts a shadow not its own;
Down the long architrave of temple or palace
Blows a cool air from moorland scarps of stone.
And day by day the whisper of love grows stronger;
That delicate voice, more urgent with despair,
Custom and fear constraining her no longer,
Drives her at last on the waste leagues of air.
A vanishing speck in those inane dominions,
Single and frail, uncertain of her place,
Alone in the bright host of her companions,
Lost in the blue unfriendliness of space,
She feels it close now, the appointed season:
The invisible thread is broken as she flies;
Suddenly, without warning, without reason,
The guiding spark of instinct winks and dies.
Try as she will, the trackless world delivers
No way, the wilderness of light no sign,
The immense and complex map of hills and rivers
Mocks her small wisdom with its vast design.
And darkness rises from the eastern valleys,
And the winds buffet her with their hungry breath,
And the great earth, with neither grief nor malice,
Receives the tiny burden of her death.
01/08/2020: How long do butterflies and moths live? Longer than I thought anyway: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/faq/how-long-do-butterflies-and-moths-live
01/08/2020: A Phone in Your Fob: If you work outdoors doing physical work as I have done most of my life you will realise that most smart phones are quite unsuitable. It is just about impossible to carry them in such a way that they will not break. I used to carry my small (4″) Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini in a padded pouch suspended from my belt but I still broke screens/phones.
The fob pocket was invented just for the purpose of protecting a pocket watch in these circumstances – so you need a phone which will fit in your fob. Fortunately there are a few such.
This is my Atom in a pair of very worn farm jeans. As you can see from the attached mud in the lanyard hole it has done some pretty hard work around the farm helping build fences , deliver lambs, rebuild vehicles & etc. There is a wonderful new model. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/07/31/a-phone-in-your-fob/
01/08/2020: The Donald: He really is a nice man – and alert, intelligent sensitive, good-humoured…Pretty much everything Biden is not. No wonder Biden won’t debate him, and the ‘fake news’ spends so much effort trying to demonise him. This is a marvelous interview. It will change your mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1260&v=vRWr9dI8-Jw&feature=emb_title
Atishoo Akbar: Yes, I think this is shameful too (especially after the
31/07/2020: Latest from the Gulag: Hydroxychloroquine: We have a safe harmless ‘cure’ which has been used by hundreds of millions of people for over 70 years yet just when we need it, Dan bans it, but forces old people to die in misery. He has already killed nearly a hundred Victorians. He should be arraigned for mass murder: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/07/anyone-know-why-this-order-is-in-place.html PS: You have to take it in association with zinc though: its effect is in transporting zinc within the cell to kill viruses. This is why it appeared ineffective in some trials. the antibiotic is because so many people succumb to secondary (lung) infections. Ivomec also seems to have proven effective anti-viral properties which improve your chances of survival. as a prophylactic you need to keep up your Vitamin D3 and Zinc levels. these are your best chance of being able to throw off (lung) infections you encounter.
31/07/2020: The Don going in to bat for free speech; the power of these tech companies certainly needs to be constrained: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/07/censorship-is-weapon-1-trump-orders-online-tech-giants-to-stop/
31/07/2020: Government. You wanted it. I have long lamented that I did not
but…we have three levels of Government in Australia (at least two too many); we
have over a million public servants, too many of them paid over $100K per year
- more than twice what I have ever earned by hard work. We also have literally
millions at the moment who are being paid (handsomely) not to work, while Della
and I struggle to get our new farm fence finished against this year’s lambing
season alone – but are now supposed to wear masks while we do if we are on the
outside of the fence. The country also has 10,619 ‘recovered’ Covid 19 cases
(as of this morning). Way back in February I argued that we needed to
‘manpower’ these people into treating people in the gravest danger of the
virus. Nonetheless hundreds of elderly people have been allowed to suffer
without any care at all (and many to die) in nursing homes in
30/07/2020: ‘Green steel’ at four times the price. Just like other idiotic green policies, this one should also be righteously rejected – when will they declare an ‘open season’ on these harmful idiots? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/07/28/david-bidstrup-guest-post-green-steel/
30/07/2020: So, an ‘asylum seeker’ burned down
30/07/2020: David Dungay richly deserved to be executed, long before he died from his diabetes: ‘Dungay already had a lengthy criminal record, including robberies with violence and a weapon, before he was jailed for the attempted rape of his girlfriend, just 16. He’d tried to sodomise her, then beat her with a broomstick, chased her with a brick and punched her in the head. Dungay was also jailed over an armed robbery. He and three mates broke into a house, where they found a 61-year-old man, his sick wife and his 91-year-old mother in law. They bashed and stabbed the man so badly that he needed 27 stitches…’ Maybe you would like to invite folks like this into your home or become friends with them? https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-black-lives-matter-protesters-ignore-truth-on-david-dungays-death/news-story/7778af710a21e96dbcf8be1d9a3348ca
29/07/2020: Frydenberg is perfectly right to champion Thatcher and Reagan’s
economics. The crazy Keynesian spending we are seeing in the idiotic
response to this virus is destroying the capitalist world’s economies (as
29/07/2020: If you believe in free speech find a few bucks to help Peter Ridd’s fight in the High Court, and write a letter to the government urging they do something to constrain JCU and the like institutions who think they can commit intellectual fraud with impunity: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/07/peter-ridd-will-take-it-to-the-high-court/
29/07/2020: BLM are completely unwilling to ‘own’ the enormous problem of black violence and crime. Yes, there is a
reason why ‘aborigines’ are ‘over-represented’ in custody and other anti-social
metrics: their behaviour is exponentially worse than the rest of the
population’s (eg ‘the appalling rates of abuse that see Indigenous women 35
times more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence than other
Australian women’). This is their problem, their fault. No-one else’s. The rest
28/07/2020: Some interesting examples of doing without the police (including
28/07/2020: A Brief History of Slavery: https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/07/slaves-come-in-all-colours/
28/07/2020: Imagine contemplating cancelling Aristotle because of one view he expressed about slavery (even though he had been a slave himself!) Gone would be the entire underpinning of logic, philosophy, science and so much more: https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/why-are-we-even-contemplating-canceling-aristotle/
27/07/2020: Just take a look at this lightning: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2020/07/lightning-strike-video-close-up/ BTW Did you realize that the longest lightning bolt yet seen was over 700 miles?
the real world (think advanced countries like
the Three Gorges Dam Burst and Flood
is full of surprises: There is increasing evidence of a human presence in the
26/07/2020: Is this the world’s most fanciful ‘renewable energy’ project? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/07/23/david-bidstrup-guest-post-singapore-sting/
26/07/2020: We already have the cure (Zelenko’s) I first referenced back in February (and Ivomectin, likewise). We can save millions of lives (and whole economies). All this is cheap and effective if implemented early as with any good medical practice/solution. Could we please stop playing games and just use common sense: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/07/letter-to-president-trump-from-us-doctor-behind-hydroxychloroquine-study-urges-widespread-adoption-o.html
25/07/2020: Get on with it and fine the pants of these people Andrews, you tosser: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/coronavirus-australia-conspiracy-theorist-slammed-over-dumb-stunt/news-story/cbed06cc67db8a8bff8e30b5c46970fc
hottest time in the Christian era were during the
25/07/2020: The Anti Free Speech Movement is Just Horrifying. I simply have to oppose it with every fibre of my being. I know this will and does involve me in many nasty attacks, but so be it. The right and duty to say what you think is just too important to lose because of bullies. I will continue to call a spade a bloody shovel: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/07/23/the-media-is-now-opinion-checking/
24/07/2020: Unihertz Jelly 2: I have had their Atom phone which I am delighted with for a couple of years now. It is just great to have a phone in your fob pocket. This new one has a slightly bigger screen which will be appreciated, more ROM, is still dual SIM but now expandable with a microSD card. To me this is the ultimate phone! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jellyphone/jelly-2-worlds-smallest-android-10-4g-smartphone?ref=thanks-share&fbclid=IwAR0nS9JJXF6xhPBAIXZeVjAQNKugXUbtQIPUc0X7DCs_9SAlfbsiFsFHxYs
24/07/2020: The Lees/Falconio ‘Crime’ #3: Having watched the recent doco (‘Murder in the Outback’ and read several accounts of the ‘incident’ I am not convinced that NTPol established that a crime had been committed as Joanne Lees described. So far as I can see we have almost exclusively her unsupported word about its existence but contradicted by certain salient irrefutable facts. The veracity of her ‘word’ should also be measured against the fact that she did indeed lie under oath at the trial about details concerning her affair with Nick Ridley. What are the other contradictory facts?
First, there were no footprints other than Lees at the crime scene. No man’s and no dog’s. This was in dry soft country which takes a print well and was examined by four blacktrackers the next day who found none. Just taken alone, this is impossible.
Second is the blood. There was just not enough blood consistent with someone having been shot and left to bleed out on the tarmac whilst the assault apparently took place. I have to put sick sheep down from time to time, and of course I have shot many deer. The amount of blood produced is normally what you would expect if you kicked over a 4 litre red paint can. That is a pool half a square metre or so and half a centimeter deep!. The small amount of blood on the road is more consistent with a small cut or nose bleed – or with a deliberately self-inflicted wound intended to leave a small amount of blood for the purpose of establishing the ‘verisimilitude’ of a concocted story. The telling thing about the blood residue is that no firearms propellant residue is associated with it. In the case of a gunshot at close proximity this is just impossible. When a gun is fired distinctive chemical traces are propelled outwards at over 1,000 feet per second. There is no way to conceal this.
Third, the absence of the assailant’s DNA at the crime scene (and on the Kombi) is extraordinary. If someone assaulted and man-handled her as Lees described his DNA would have been all over her (everywhere he touched her, and on everything he handled) – not the single tiny speck which might easily have been acquired accidentally from some object such as a chair (eg at the Red Rooster café) which both had visited separately hours before.
Lastly her (shifting) descriptions of his vehicle, the dog and the offender. The vehicle initially had a space between the seats through which she was thrust into the back of the vehicle. This is very unusual, but I have seen it. Later she changed that description meaning that she was taken around to the back of the vehicle where she failed to see Falconio’s body. Really? The dog was definitely brown and white. Murdoch’s dog was black and white. Initially the offender was (much) younger with a different build, hair colour, facial hair and most compellingly well under 6’.
The truly striking thing about Murdoch (apart from his very distinctive build) which no-one could fail to notice (particularly if you were being assaulted by him) is that he is barely under 7’!
My guess is that she and Falconio ‘cooked up’ the whole story together (for the purposes of insurance fraud/publicity money – who knows? She has made around a million out of it, and who knows how much insurance money went to Falconio in some foreign country?
They also clearly had an accomplice/s to spirit Falconio away. Either the person Lees was seen talking to at a roadhouse earlier (which she denied – another lie) or the folk in the red car. There were three men altogether in the red car. If one assumes one was Falconio then the others were there to drive the red car and the ute which Falconio was later seen driving by two reliable witnesses in Bourke. So there are four people out there who know what happened, though Murdoch is not one of them. I would guess that the strange behaviour the truck driver noticed concerning the red car’s lights were that they were being used to light Falconio’s way back from planting the Kombi in the bush – also why only his and Lees’ DNA were on it. As soon as the truck driver arrived all jumped in the red car and sped off even though he spoke to them. Strange and suspicious behavior, and clearly somehow involved in the ‘incident’.
NTPol’s involvement in ‘creating’ the crime don’t put them above suspicion either. The fact that an unassisted police constable ‘visited’ the scene weeks later and managed to ‘find’ objects which had been ‘missed’ by the forensic team and four blacktrackers beggars belief. Once they had a match to the only (stranger) DNA present (the tiny speck on the back of her shirt) from Murdoch’s brother (whose DNA was on file, police set about to entrap him – and ‘colluded’ with a known criminal and liar to do so. They also clearly contaminated and mishandled key ‘evidence’ such as the manacles, and botched the photo ID process. The whole case hardly covers police in glory.
In any case Murdoch has already served more than a life sentence (now 16 years) for a crime which it seems to me never actually occurred. This is more than enough whatever happened. He should be released immediately.
24/07/2020: Apparently there are ‘millions’ of casualties in
24/07/2020: Black Lives Matter must go ahead because…‘Chronic diabetic Dungay registered four consecutive dangerously high blood-sugar counts on the day of his death and had to be restrained from eating the biscuits lest they kill him. He wasn’t executed for hogging the Iced Vo-Vos. Forcibly sedated for his own good, Dungay died of cardiac arrhythmia during the commotion. A tragic event that could have been avoided had the 26 year-old not been convicted and imprisoned for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, aggravated attempted rape and robbery in company (home invasion). Deputy State Coroner, Derek Lee, refused to accept submissions recommending manslaughter charges against the five officers involved. Dungay’s death is being used to prosecute a war against Australian society.’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/07/23/anarchy/
23/07/2020: Andrews will force you to wear a mask when you are out and about by yourself nowhere near anyone else but he will not bring the full force of the law against those who knowingly infect others. The man is a bastard!
23/07/2020: Frozen in time – an interesting mystery solved: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/59146
23/07/2020: A horrible tragedy for free speech: I believe the government should act first against JCU then second to ensure what ought to be a common law right let along an academic right. Too many ‘rights’ in this post, but what the decision is cementing is the ‘right’ to a University enforcing falsehood – which is just what it has done. Truth certainly should win out in the end. The law ought never be used to suppress it.: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/07/ridd-appeal-jcu-spent-a-fortune-to-win-the-case-and-trash-its-own-reputation/
22/07/2020: The Terrible Things People Do to Each Other - All Lives matter: The Murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Channon_Christian_and_Christopher_Newsom
22/07/2020: Has the Labor Party (at last) seen the light about ‘climate change’ ie that it is rubbish: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/07/20/another-labor-split-on-climate-and-energy/
Forced Organ Harvesting in
21/07/2020: Falconio: Too many holes in Lees’ story and the case against Murdoch. He has already served 16 years for a ‘crime’ which might never have occurred. It is long enough. He should be released. The key thing to me is that four blacktrackers could find no evidence that any other person (or dog) had been present at the crime scene (apart from Lees). I can assure you (after a lifetime of hunting – 65+ years), that if there had been a dog present I would have found its tracks – and so would an aboriginal tracker, who would be an even better hunter than I am. Therefore the only ‘evidence’ that a crime had occurred was Lees’ testimony – and she lied on oath during the trial about her affair with Nick Riley. Normally such perjury would be enough to dismiss all her uncorroborated testimony: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/crimeinfocus/peter-falconio-murder-questions-that-remain-a-mystery/news-story/394c54fd3a5de5ec4d8b0f0e442a4cd2
21/07/2020: Covid 19, the ‘Magic Bullet’ – Interferon is loking very good (80% efficacy) in this trial – maybe add it to your store of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine, etc if you could get your hands on it: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/07/interferon-beta-reduced-risk-of-severe-covid-by-80/
21/07/2020: DIY Roll Up Hobo Stove or Windscreen: I made this last night out of some aluminium flashing. The aluminium will most likely not stand up to the intense heat of a fire for long, but as a prototype/proof of concept I am happy with it. Some .5mm (soft) stainless steel foil has arrived this morning in the mail so I will be able to try that soon instead.
I may even need a harder stainless steel or even titanium. It took me less than an hour to make on (a piece of plywood so as not to damage) the kitchen table after dinner.
I have made this (exactly) just wider than my 1100 ml pot so that as little heat as possible escapes and so that I can make a carbon fibre cosy to conserve heat when I am burning alcohol in it (such as with one of Tinny’s Gnomes). Preliminary results show a saving of at least a third in fuel usage! I have ordered some fire-resistant thread (aramid) to sew the cosy up with.
Because it is a cylinder it will press up against the inside of the pot (it fits completely inside) so that it takes up next to no space. It doubles as a wood stove and windscreen. This prototype weighs exactly 40 grams. I can see that the .5mm stainless steel one will weigh considerable less, probably less than an ounce (~30 grams)!
It would be easy to include a further piece of the same material in the pot to protect the ground and create a dry fire-lighting floor as the height of the is stove is greater than its diameter: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/07/20/diy-roll-up-hobo-stove-or-windscreen/
20/07/2020: Finnsheep: If you have read this blog regularly you will realise that I have been a farmer for many years. For the last few decades a sheep farmer. And more specifically Finnsheep, but not just any Finnsheep. These sheep are the result of forty years of very careful, very practical sheep breeding. I believe they are the best Finnsheep, and possibly the best sheep anywhere in the world: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/07/18/finnsheep/
Our aim has been to produce a sheep which will successfully raise 3-4 good lambs every lambing on pasture alone and in every kind of weather – and we have succeeded! At the same time we selected the sheep to produce 4 kilograms or more of soft long fine wool per shearing. This has never been done before. You can find out (much) more about our sheep on my main sheep page here: finnsheep.com
Nearly 7%! It is a nasty virus. We should try to eliminate it if we can. Donald
Trump is simply wrong about its ‘harmlessness’. The stats do not bear this out.
They have remained much the same throughout (despite ‘better’ treatment).
20/07/2020: Wonnangatta Murders #15: An interesting item on the ABC - Russell's reported earlier 'altercation' a year earlier with the 'Button Man' is a revelation - as is the statement that he had also camped at the button man’s camp on the trip previous to their disappearance): https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-19/how-four-people-disappeared-without-trace-in-victorian-mountains/12455124?nw=0&pfmredir=sm&fbclid=IwAR0xXWGgMKtgUixrO8VQoDgWnfiay7Hww35o-i12Dz_pk6gq-3KoAzmhLik
19/07/2020: We have the planes sitting idle. We have the airline staff. Now is the time to rid ourselves of the people who really don’t want to be Ausralians. How long would it really take?
19/07/2020: Maybe you wonder why the police sometimes have to shoot ‘suspects’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=52&v=aXpYqjKd8cE&feature=emb_title
19/07/2020: At least Princess Anne is sane – pity she wasn’t the oldest child: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/07/princess-anne-sticks-it-up-crazy-charles-over-his-climate-change-greenie-madness.html
18/07/2020: The climate modelers’ ultimate ‘get out of gaol free’ card’. Whatever happens (including global cooling) we can’t be wrong. Oh dear: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/07/climate-modelers-can-be-wrong-for-the-next-thirty-years-and-still-be-right/
you think of Xi remember this about Chairman Mao: He said ‘in 1957 upon the
50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution that a nuclear war could
be won by the Communist Bloc, even if it led to the deaths of half the
population of the world: ‘Half
dies, half lives — but imperialism would be razed to the ground and the
whole world would become socialist’’. This is Macbeth on steroids! As with
the appalling death cult, Islam communism has always and ever will be about
death, not life. The more dead the more ‘purity’ has been produced! The only
question is whether Xi’s regime implodes before it visits some alarming
calamity on the world. At the moment he does not seem particularly troubled
that his policies are actually hurting
Black Lives matter? Kids in alleged rape of boy, 5, on Cape York (from
today’s ‘Australian’) ‘A five-year-old boy was allegedly gang-raped on a beach
by other children from a remote Indigenous community on Cape York this month…A
study, headed by then Griffith University professor Stephen Smallbone, into sexual abuse in several Indigenous
communities in north Queensland was so shocking it was kept secret for more
than three years.The Smallbone report, released in 2016, found that sexual
offences in Aurukun — just south of Napranum and with many familial and
traditional links — were reported at a rate 6.6 times higher than the norm in
the state between 2001 and 2012. The mean age of victims was 14…The study also
reported that the incidence of sexually transmitted disease — mainly syphilis —
was a staggering 56 times the state
average, including the infection of 29 children younger than 10. Police
could decide against formal charges and go instead for the restorative justice
process if they assessed it would be difficult to prove an offence, for instance
due to the age of those involved. The
Those early men were amazingly clever, as this delicate hand axe illustrates.
The fact that they managed to cross the Wallace Line (in Indonesia) nearly a
million years ago shows that they could build sea-going ships back then, which
certainly implies many complex intellectual achievements including language
(for complex co-operation) and no doubt story-telling and history. I think it
is only a matter of time before their remains are also found in
17/07/2020: This is the only way forward if you want a ‘carbon-free’ future: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/07/15/new-ontario-power-record-895-days-reliable-uninterrupted-24x7-zero-carbon-power/
17/07/2020: According to the Smithsonian (no less) this is what’s wrong about ‘being white’! I can’t find a single thing wrong myself. This is the poster-child par excellence of the inmates being in charge of the asylum:
population forecasts are more hopeful than those when I was growing up which
saw population rise as inexorable and the world’s population out-massing the
earth in the next few centuries. Clearly that couldn’t happen. None of the
demographers foresaw the effect of capitalism and democracy as suppressors of
population growth though. The stabilization and gradual decline of the
population will be good news for wilderness and wildlife which are already
benefiting from this phenomenon in the richer countries such as Europe,
16/07/2020: Absolutely. Stan Grant is not a ‘race victim’. In fact I am old enough to remember when he was a ‘white man’ and had white skin too, not the colour he has ‘painted’ on now. You can look back though some old photos of him to see what I mean. Why it was only a handful of years ago that SBS started up this weird ‘black face’ make-up game. Plenty of other ‘aboriginal’ (and other) people before Stan were outstanding successes in life (because of their own internal qualities and good fortune) and plenty more will be again. This victim/blaming ‘game’ is just wrong and indeed racist twaddle: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-why-stan-grant-must-stop-playing-the-victim-card/news-story/d88691890052db6b27cef85c7854e21f
narrow (but crucial) victory for civilisation in
Doubts about ‘aboriginal history’: Present day ‘aborigines’ were clearly
not the ‘first Australians’. Note for example a line of deer in the ‘Bradhsaw
Paintings’ or a prehistoric ship with a rudder, or the (recent C20th) existence
of a ‘race’ of pygmies on
15/07/2020: Nic Cater makes several good points. I said several times way back in Jan-Feb that we could not afford to spend $100,000 each (or any similar sum of money) saving my life or similar lives. At the time we already had proven safe treatments such as Ivermectin and Hydroxylchloroquine etc which would have saved 90%+ of the lives we have lost since then (but the medical Left who have been in charge - think the commies in WHO) have (still) refused to use them; all this without any economic destruction, let alone the shredding of our liberties! https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/coronavirus-we-are-locking-down-the-economy-and-our-future/news-story/ffa5e56159233413f48f1b560767c55d?fbclid=IwAR0Z-7-qZnNbViBoaAjLAF04R7C4zaeTOZ8zVz-2KhqjJd2bZlftX1q5Ojo
15/07/2020: So it was Whitlam (the Republican) and not Kerr who cried ‘Save me Mommy’! Such a bombastic and incompetent man. No wonder he lost the 1975 election in such a landslide -and the economy did not fully recover until around 1983 from the destruction he and his team of fools had wrought. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/kerr-letters-expose-gough-whitlam-as-the-republican-sellout/news-story/ba51bac106bb0c51e41a898a219b973e
14/07/2020: Quote of the day: Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. — Milton Friedman
14/07/2020: How Cholesterol Experts Were Wrong about fat: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/07/for-80-years-cholesterol-experts-said-eat-less-fat-but-they-never-had-any-evidence/
14/07/2020: Covid 19: Bring on the sheep drench: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/07/more-cheap-potential-covid-treatments-ivermectin-saves-50/
13/07/2020: Quote of the week: ‘A Government Department is the nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on earth.’ - Ronald Reagan
12/07/2020: Should the ‘Black Hills’ be renamed? Anyway who stole them? Imagine being given a billion dollars ‘compensation’ for something you stole! https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/will-whoever-stole-the-black-hills-please-return-them/
11/07/2020: Dan the Man – no need for an inquiry; this is how it shambled: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/07/08/even-if-you-already-understood-daniel-andrews-is-an-incompetent-fool-wait-till-you-read-this/ & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/how-a-catalogue-of-failures-turned-victoria-into-a-virus-timebomb/news-story/da01b73b37ce3c88eb18c3f8c73bb15d
BOM as ‘cancel culture’ heroes make strenuous efforts to delete
11/07/2020: Meanwhile: Temperature Hits 100 Degrees Above Arctic Circle, Just Like 100 Years Ago: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/06/23/climate-change-temperature-hits-100-degrees-above-arctic-circle-just-like-100-years-ago/ But two weeks later it is snowing in summer in the very same place: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/07/07/remember-when-we- were-told-the-arctic-is-on-fire-and-we-should-all-be-terrified-its-snowing-there-now/
10/07/2020: In Praise of Empires – what an important an insightful essay: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/07-08/in-praise-of-empires/
10/07/2020: Conrad Black is right; the media (class) is determinedly counter-culture, anti-capitalist – frankly wicked and unhinged. The only hope is that Trump (despite his flaws) wins a a second term. Else, I feel the western world is doomed: https://www.nysun.com/national/press-now-plumbs-its-own-depths-of-depravity/91183/
we have to have this pandemic it is good that it is becoming less deadly. In
https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/07/compare-and-contrast-us-daily-new-covid-cases-with-daily-deaths.html This is why: https://reason.com/2020/07/06/as-covid-19-cases-surge-daily-deaths-and-the-case-fatality-rate-continue-to-fall/ and another one: Restrictions on Hydroxychloroquine Contribute to the COVID-19 Cases Surge: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/07/05/hypothesis-restrictions-on-hydroxychloroquine-contribute-to-the-covid-19-cases-surge/
09/07/2020: Meanwhile, A Beautiful flight over an icy crater on Mars: https://www.sciencealert.com/new-mars-footage-let-s-you-take-a-flight-over-the-korolev-crater-on-mars/amp?fbclid=IwAR23Qtl8YwjV2w3jc5T7x5uzymrfSmCMTd2r84ndLEQIk-8lgqH1ytGZxW0
09/07/2020: The Three Gorges Dam is now at serious risk. Poor Wuhan (20% already under water). Regime change anyone? http://joannenova.com.au/2020/07/watching-the-three-gorges-dam/
09/07/2020: The Tyranny of Cancel Culture: ‘The reaction to Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech has provided a fascinating insight into contemporary wokeness, into the outlook of those convinced that they are in possession of all the correct thoughts and that they must now cleanse and reorder the minds of those who are not… This is cancel culture’s most grotesque achievement: to chill everyday discussion; to make examples of prominent wrongthinkers in order to warn the entire population; to enforce and police parameters of acceptable thought and to make it clear that anyone who steps outside of them risks, in Trump’s words, being ‘censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted and punished’. It is real, it is wrong, and it is destructive. It harms individuals and it shatters liberty. It induces fear in ordinary people and it stultifies public debate. A healthy society is built on freedom, openness and the rights of dissent and intellectual experimentation. Cancel culture undermines all of those things. That’s why it must be defeated.’ https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/07/06/the-tyranny-of-cancel-culture/ This from Iowahawk: David Burge: ‘Noam Chomsky was a Cambodian Genocide denier who defended Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, and today I learned cancel culture has gotten too wacky even for him.’
American President’s Greatest Speech – no, not the
is all the fault of incompetent commie clown Andrews. Needless to say I
said you should never vote for him/them. Still though all the people who did
the right thing are in lock-down those faux ‘Australians’ who were paid to
return by us (when they were told to return in March), and all those who
refused to be tested and all the commies who broke restrictions so they could
have racist protests are to blame – and Andrews abetted all of them. He still
refuses to compulsorily test just as he will fail to keep the same type of
people locked down, so the virus will be impossible to control.
07/07/2020: Why ‘culture’ is important: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/07/a-viral-new-bird-song-in-canada-is-causing-sparrows-to-change-their-tune/
07/07/2020: Beavers cause global warming – might be time for a new hat then: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/07/01/climate-scientist-anyone-who-wants-to-predict-the-future-of-the-permafrost-should-be-sure-to-keep-the-beaver-in-mind/
07/07/2020: Quote of the week: ‘The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.’ ― Thomas Sowell
Terror that is
06/07/2020: What does one do when the virtue-signalling market is flooded? https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/07/boris-johnson-s-fianc-e-carrie-symonds-calls-for-end-to-monkey-slavery.html
06/07/2020: Another climate catastrophist (along with Michael Moore) has recanted. Now Michael Schellenberger says it was all a mistake. Sorry for all the alarm and the countless billions of dollars wasted – not to mention the millions of lives and billions of animals destroyed (eg by their clearing tropical forests to grow biodiesel) & etc. (And hypocritical Kevin Rudd spends $17 million on a beach house!) These people: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/06/29/schellenberger-on-behalf-of-environmentalists-i-apologize-for-the-climate-scare/
06/07/2020: This is what the United Nations thinks of human rights. Just take a look at the countries voting for the crushing of Hing Kong. The UN is a joke (at best) and needs to be reformed/abolished – almost certainly the latter. There is already too much government: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/07/06/what-do-you-call-a-vote-of-despots-and-tyrants/
05/07/2020: Racist Fish:
Don’t believe in the police force but require private security? The City of
5/07/2020: Lessons from Mengele: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/06/22/revisiting-mengeles-malignant-race-science
5/07/2020: Hydroxychloroquine: Improving Survival in Hospitalised patients by 50%: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/02/health/hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-detroit-study/index.html Taken earlier in this combination will produce even better results: This is the prescription which has saved millions of lives:
1. Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice a day for 5 days
2. Azithromycin 500 mg once a day for 5 days
3. Zinc sulfate 220 mg once a day for 5 days
the Three Gorges dam Burst? This is what ‘losing the mandate of heaven’
looks like in
4/07/2020: The Tiniest of Knives: Just as a follow-up to my recent utility knife post I have recently become aware of these two wonderful little knives, one of which must just about qualify as being the tiniest of knives at .169 oz (4.8 grams) – less than a credit card, they say in their ad! The other is a cheaper, slightly heavier version of the Dragonfly knife: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/07/03/the-tiniest-of-knives/
4/07/2020: The Coming Great Koala Plague: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/07/koalas-extinct-no-chance-its-just-another-man-made-boom-n-bust-cycle/
4/07/2020: Cosmic Mysteries – Disappearing Stars: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/06/a-massive-star-has-disappeared-without-a-trace/
4/07/2020: Independence Day: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.’
3/07/2020: Ten people who ought to be permanently out of work – on bread and water, (instead of being allowed to waste $10 million dollars): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/07/02/our-new-national-brand-plagiarism/
Defence surge is necessary, but it has been too long coming. This vital
area has been botched for too long. Howard made some improvements but they
needed to be built on, not squandered (as Gillard did). Then we had Malcolm
with his ridiculous submarine contract to be delivered long after 2032, 2
operational subs, <50 tanks, etc, etc. Meanwhile the communist dictatorship
Pentridge and Old
02/07/2020: The Carry-on Knife Problem Solved: It is such a nuisance arriving at your destination and not having your favourite knife available for those simple tasks like peeling an apple, opening a box, cutting a rope etc. It is also awkward to have to post your knife ahead for pick-up or buy one then throw it away or post it back - but there is a better way, as they say: the folding utility knife: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/07/02/the-carry-on-knife-problem-solved/
02/07/2020: Michael Flynn hits back. We are at war with socialism. The very future of civilization is at stake: https://www.westernjournal.com/exclusive-gen-flynn-dont-act-2-people-control-98/
in case you thought Covid 19 was not bad enough
01/07/2020: One of the world’s greatest economists and intellectuals Thomas Sowell turns 90: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/06/30/thomas-sowell-turns-ninety/
01/07/2020: Well said Anthony Dillon: ‘Walk a mile in our shoes before you criticise.’ Maybe they should try walking a few yards in the shoes of the police just to see what it’s like…If they really want to help make things better…footage of black-on-black violence, of child abuse and community dysfunction would be a catalyst for conversations about the need to address real problems rather than largely notional ones’. https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/06/when-the-facts-fade-to-black/ PS: Anthony Dillon identifies as a part-Aboriginal Australian who is proud of both his Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ancestries. PPS: In all this there is probably nothing less helpful than the ‘Stolen Generations’ Myth. In fact there was no stolen generation. People have been unable to name even 10 out of a supposed 100,000 and none had succeeded in proving the truth of their claim before the law. Meanwhile aboriginal women - and children especially continue to suffer terribly: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/what-jessie-stephens-never-heard-about-the-stolen-generations/news-story/fcb4e97d695339d2e2c3beb39165f2c5
01/07/2020: Masks and Vitamin D – nearly as good as a vaccine (Effectiveness: 75% + 40%). Use them: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/07/cheap-ways-to-starve-a-virus-masks-reduce-spread-by-70-distance-by-80/
01/07/2020: Keep Skippy.This is nuts: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/rendezview/miranda-devine-nation-brand-are-wrong-to-propose-replacing-the-kangaroo-with-wattle-as-australias-national-symbol/news-story/fbaaf97893136b57b094af1d9f11eb34
1,000 people in
30/06/2020: What it’s like to live in a city full of moose: https://weather.com/safety/news/2020-06-12-living-in-a-city-full-of-moose
30/06/2020: Why can’t people see and learn from their mistakes? Koestler called it the ‘ghost in the machine’ – humans have a fatal (intellectual) flaw. Is there a cure? I don’t know: https://www.aier.org/article/why-facts-dont-matter-to-people/ For example: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/06/29/a-tale-of-two-or-three-energy-policies/
29/06/2020: These people putting everyone’s lives at risk need to be publicly whipped. Let’s get seious people. These people are also risking the billions we have already spent on this. Such selfishness should be rewarded with something they will understand at once. Say fifty strokes of the lash! Yes, I am utterly serious: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/new-saliva-test-fasttracked-to-coronavirus-hotspot-suburbs/news-story/f7e706de36bbf5c7b47cec1b5de77e7e
29/06/2020: The Greens are just thoroughly evil. ‘For cobalt alone, over 40,000 Congolese children, as young as four years old, slave away alongside their parents in mines, for a dollar a day, risking cave-ins and being exposed constantly to filthy, toxic, radioactive mud, dust, water and air. That’s today – for today’s battery, solar panel and wind turbine needs. Imagine how many would be needed to serve the Green New Deal. 400,000 perhaps? 4,000,000?’ The Greens must be destroyed. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/06/22/greens-promote-child-slave-labor-and-ecological-destruction/
29/06/2020: Terriblisation: I think this is the chiefest cause of human misery. Some folks just can’t help but cry, ‘Woe is me’ at the drop of every merest hat! There is no sense to this constant litany that all is terrible. An immense logical fallacy is involved: the external world is wholly indifferent to us (and everyone else). It is neither good nor bad, and entirely uncaring. Nor should it be. It is inanimate. It is not peopled by malevolent spirits or any other sort of boojums. It is the little man riding in your head who is responsible for this mis-identification, not some big man in the sky. It is he (or she) who discerns all as being terrible. It is your response, to what is more like than not no calamity at all. Sometimes it is, though. A young friend of mine posted recently on the ‘secret’ of his happiness. Judged by what the external world has ‘done’ to him, you might think he has no ‘right’ to be happy. The love of his life was wrenched terribly from him in her early twenties. He chooses instead to be happy – as she would have wanted! She loved him, you see! Because of her, he has a duty to be happy. And so he is. I could mention many other people known to me whose circumstances have been anything but fortunate but who rise above them. To end the terribilisation, you have to make a choice, to slough off that despond, to pass it by, to not be rapt in it. Let it pass. Move on. So many joys await…
29/06/2020: Did you realize that there are people who believe that if there is a type of work you don’t want to do you shouldn’t have to do it, but that someone else who does want to do it should do it instead and then pay taxes to you so you have the choice to refuse, and do nothing. The mystery is, ‘Who are these people who want to do that work and pay the taxes so you have the right to refuse?’ Strangely I have never met a single one of them. I suspect they may be mythical beasts like the Yeti, dragons, gnomes…
28/06/2020: The sense of entitlement is just mind-boggling: 30% of those ‘returned’ so-called Australians flown back and quarantined in 5-star hotels at our expense refuse to be tested for Covid 19! Many/most continue to fraternise with others in ‘quarantine’ or break it in other ways, spread it throughout the community and still speak of ‘rights’ – as if they should not be shot down in the street like mad dogs if they want to spread contagion like diseased animals! I am so sick of the ‘welfare mentality’. How is it I get to be a slave to these people as if I wanted to build their pyramids and such? Why would I take money out of my pocket and hand it to them voluntarily when they do nothing for me to earn it? It only happens because I am compelled to do so. The most important right is the right to private property. These spongers steal my property at every turn with impunity. Oh, what a vile tyranny socialism is! But it will end – in their bitter tears, mark my words! & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/rendezview/peta-credlin-victorias-covid19-case-number-spike-risks-australias-economic-recovery/news-story/86b84993d3e00d442a01f118b17aa75e PS: If I refuse to be tested please can I have a holiday for fourteen days (now 24 days) in a Five Star Hotel at no cost to myself? Is it any wonder there are takers? I/we have never in our lives afforded to stay in such a hotel! Fortunately I have never wanted to either; I do prefer to sleep out on the ground in the wilderness!
around our district businesses have signs out the front saying ‘Workers
wanted’. I have not seen anything like it since the Sixties. For example
the local wrecker where I bought ‘new’ doors for the Disco I bent a little bt a
while back has had this sign up for nearly a month. He says no-one will apply
because they are being paid double (by us all) not to work! ‘Jobseeker’ and
‘Jobkeeper’ are just insane plans. This is not the way to get
28/06/2020: Chess is racist because white always moves first, but it would be just as racist if black always moved first. Oh dear. PS: Tooth paste is racist too – and bread, milk, clouds, ice, elephants...No, not all elephants.
27/06/2020: Those BLM folk do realize don’t they that Islam still has black slaves whom they continue to abuse, chain, rape, castrate whilst these activists look on uncaringly as Moslems are the ‘downtrodden’, don’t you know? https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/06/black-slaves-matter/
27/06/2020: Western Civilisation – where did it go? ‘All it took was one generation of neglect, just one, and poof, the reserve of bourgeois values necessary to maintain Western Civilization all disappeared. And I'm not sure it's possible to ever get it back. Because, as G.K. Chesterton once said, “if men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments.”: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/388860.php
27/06/2020: Wonnangatta #14: A few more clues in today’s Herald Sun ‘interview’ with a close friend of Russell Hill: Mr Ashlin says, ‘Russell would never, ever leave his vehicle’. (So they really did not go for a walk and get lost. We can definitely discount that). He also says that during their final conversation (of Russell) ‘He was sparkling like normal, he never had a worry in the world. The way he was behaving was like he had done any other time up in the bush. He was upbeat during our last chat’.) So there was no indication (to his friend) that there was anything about what happened to Russell that he had any apprehension about). “During their final conversation Mr Hill announced he was at Wonnangatta station and soon planned to drive to Dargo, about 70km away. He had not been there before and asked for directions’. (This is a surprise to me). ‘Something that puzzles Mr Ashlin about the mystery is why Mr Hill went camping alone in the area of the King Billy and Bluff Track between March 11 and 13 before the pair’s trip. “He never said boo about it, it was a surprise,” he said… “I don’t know why he went on that trip, it was only an overnight stay, and a six-hour drive each way. There is something strange about it. Robyn can’t work it out either.”’ – Perhaps he met his murderer/s on that occasion? Did he have (unknown) business with him/them?
There is also this photo of Russell camping (on a sunny day):
You will remember that Russell’s hat was on the dash of his car and that the car was locked and the keys missing. Russell clearly took precautions against sun exposure. This pretty clearly shows that what happened to them happened on the night of the 19th March as he would clearly have taken his hat if he went for a walk on the 20th.
Mr Ashlin also said: ‘He’s been attacked, I believe there is more than one person involved.’ He does not explain why he thinks this. Perhaps it means nothing – but it is quite difficult for one person to lift (two) bodies into a 4WD (even moreso if it was a tray/ute) by themselves. (Two people are also more likely to be caught than one acting alone). The more people who know the more likely the truth will leak out. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/friends-last-conversation-with-missing-high-country-camper-russell-hill-revealed/news-story/3ab69d511adaa85926918fa8f92ab088
to now this was the greatest
26/06/2020: Mind you if this is what Trump has to beat he won’t have a very hard time doing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0VTlipoNWQ
Interestingly penguins would benefit from Antarctica melting (not that
something twice as big as
26/06/2020: The two greatest evils of the last millennium remain communism and Islam – and they are still both with us, and still doing us harm. Maybe not so much as the hundreds of millions each have murdered (more for Islam) but the recent Covid 19 outbreak in Vic illustrates both. Both these vile creeds had a hand in it: both groups broke the health protocols and social distancing rules we all had to obey to protect everyone – because they are (both) just ‘better’ than us and don’t give a damn! The BLM are communists – I supposed you knew that. Of course what I am saying here is now ‘hate speech’ because it has become illegal to call out evil for just what it is. But seriously how can any creed (both) which murders millions (annually on average!) ever be confused with something good? If I am to be prosecuted for pointing out that murder is evil we have descended into the pit a really long way – and I suspect we have! PS: If you can’t read this it’s time you paid for a subscription to the Herald Sun: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/why-we-need-to-probe-if-tribalism-is-behind-new-coronavirus-spike/news-story/d1611a9e5f7b5191dcbedcb81c104ac3 & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/06/muslim-end-of-ramadan-celebration-responsible-for-large-cluster-of-victorias-coronavirus-cases.html PPS: Yes, there are others too in Australia who refuse to join the ‘team’, (some recent arrivals, some a result of generations of ‘pay to breed’ experiments) who refuse to see that we are all in this boat together and all need to pull (at the metaphorical oars) together. Frankly there is no place for them either wherever they may have been born. Citizenship ought properly be a right which is earned, not conferred by birth. Those who refuse to take up the responsibilities of citizenship should first of all be deprived of its benefits, then (if they continue in their unmended ways) be deported – in the unlikely case that anyone would want them, any more than anyone (else) would want to employ those who ‘work’ for the ABC!
25/06/2020: The Ultralight Hairdresser: Of course you could just go about with your hair looking like an untidy birds' nest but few girls especially would want to. I have carried the same old comb below (3 grams) for twenty years. I own that I could probably have found a slightly shorter, lighter one but there is some sentimental attachment.
The broken tooth was courtesy of my daughter Irralee when Canoeing the Seaforth on the Dusky Track (2009) as she had forgotten to bring something for her hair! Memories. https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/06/25/the-ultralight-hairdresser/
25/06/2020: Teddy Roosevelt was the first President to invite his black American friend (Booker T Washington) to dinner at the White House something the Democrats decried for years, yet the mob wants to take his statue down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=253&v=cxxHV5vu1Mo&feature=emb_title
25/06/2020: About the folly of rushing into a hydrogen economy: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/06/24/hasten-slowly-with-hydrogen/ Surely we have already had enough Green disasters. I would just like to continue to fill up my tank with Super for a little while longer yet.
25/06/2020: The Political Genius of Donald Trump (arguably the greatest President ever), ‘The Democrat’s ‘latest presidential candidate looks as if he has just wandered out of a retirement home with an idea of what he’d like for lunch but no idea of how to get to the dining room.’: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/06/the_political_genius_of_donald_trump.html
24/06/2020: Just what you need, a Pocket Sized Bottle Rope Maker: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimworkshop/pocket-sized-plastic-bottle-rope-maker-turn-trash-into-rope?fbclid=IwAR1NueTgoIm6DLEh34Ov5uOovDdqK6Qkf32iL9W9UsFrp2z9DmMXn0OLlOY&ref=6teva8 When one thinks about the many wonderful uses to which used drink bottles can be put (eg bottle rockets) one wonders that any are thrown away ever.
warned at the start (Xmas) before anyone had shut their borders that if
countries did not act it could be worse than a World War. Now the
Unpunished rapist Bill Shorten pontificates that Heydon should be stripped of
a loss Michael Crichton’s death was. 20 Years On,
23/06/2020: The Greens are still in favour of slavery (as well as numerous other awful evils such as mass murder (For example, they have killed 100 million people from malaria alone through their ban on various safe insecticides). The Greens must be destroyed: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/06/21/blood-batteries-climate-advocates-grappling-with-the-gruesome-extractive-price-of-renewable-energy/
23/06/2020: Scott is going to shut down Arts faculties no longer bastions of ‘the best that has been thought and said’ but breeding grounds of communist and anarchist insurrection. Will he also shut down the ABC and SBS too please so that the rest of us can get on with building productive lives?
22/06/2020: A Hobo in a Roller: If you are a really up-market hobo you can buy this ready-made Tomshoo Brand titanium (of course) hobo stove from Aliexpress for US$14.94 (June 2020). It weighs 55 grams (1.9 oz). Dimensions are : 80 mm (high) x 91 mm (dia) / 3.15 x 3.58 in – so a little smaller than mine 1250mm x 100 mm / 5″ x 4″ (height/dia) and 92 grams (but free). https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/06/22/a-hobo-in-a-roller/
Another Green Evil: ‘There is growing pressure on the Australian Royal
Commission investigating Bushfires to investigate how greens in positions
of authority allegedly hijacked forestry management, to frustrate efforts to
protect property and lives by back burning, to manage forest fuel load’. The
Greens must be destroyed, (to plagiarise Cato – and
22/06/2020: Whose lives matter? ‘In 2018, there were over 600,000 violent incidents between black people and white people. In nine out of ten of those black people were the offenders and white people were the victims of the violence’. Thoughts from a couple of prominent African American intellectuals: Booker T Washington 1911: ‘There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.’ Thomas Sowell 2020, ‘Racism is not dead, but it is on life support — kept alive by politicians, race hustlers and people who get a sense of superiority by denouncing others as racists.’ https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/20/black-lies-matter/
weeks and now the second wave: Thanks a lot George Floyd. As if it weren’t
enough that this piece of criminal scum wasn’t simply drowned at birth which
would be the best idea for such ferals, (or preventing their breeding in the
first place), people defying Covid 19 restrictions beginning with the absurd
communist BLM protests but rippling outwards from there as authorities proved
to be ‘paper tigers’ have brought us (not just here in Victoria – lots of
places) a second wave. Just when we about had this thing extinct in
21/06/2020: A Caldera Cosy: You will have seen the Jetboil and similar devices supposed to save fuel. I suppose they do but there is something wrong with the whole concept of carrying canister stoves. This ‘device’ saves fuel on an alcohol stove.
I have made one for my caldera cone which is an important component of my Cookset but soon to be upgraded my myself to an improved model. My ‘cosy’ will still fit however as I won’t be changing my pot.
I have made this truncated cone ‘cosy’ from a piece of carbon felt (because it is insulating but doesn’t burn) to see how much fuel would be saved if all the waste heat that escapes out the top of the cone and along the sides of the pot had to be directed into the water in the pot. https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/06/20/a-caldera-cosy/
21/06/2020: There are two kinds of people… http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/35123-There-Are-Two-Kinds-of-People.-People-Who-Divide-People-Into-Two-Kinds-of-People....html
21/06/2020: Why 536 AD (not 2020) was the worst year ever: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/why-536-was-worst-year-be-alive
Covid 19: If you look at
21/06/2020: Wonnangatta Disappearances #14: Since the ‘botched’ search for the missing autistic boy Andrew Rule seems to have leaned more back towards natural causes (and away from his ‘Button Man’) to account for Russell and Carol’s disappearance. There is one ‘new’ element in Andrew’s report concerning the car keys. It had always been reported that the vehicle was found with car keys ‘inside’ it ie (I assumed) unlocked. Andrew now claims it was locked but with (spare) hidden keys. If Russell had the keys ‘in his pocket’ (as Andrew says) this makes one lean towards believing they disappeared in the bush without other human intervention and the search just failed to find them. Of course the keys (and other items) could also have been taken away by a third party (eg to enhance the mystery). The matter is so redolent of the earlier (unsolved) murder in 1917 (read Wiki) that it will continue to haunt us. If their bodies are still lying somewhere (lost) in the Wonnangatta bush I guess it is likely some hunter will find them during the next hunting season. The gates are now locked until November. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/others-in-wonnangatta-valley-could-hold-key-to-missing-camper-mystery/news-story/18e03a60915f689fa25deae9c9a2ae8f & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonnangatta_murders PS: I have since read this morning's Herald Sun and there is another piece of information contained in the teaser' to the story above: that Russell's hat was found on the dash of his car. Now, if he went for a walk during the day he would very likely have taken his hat. I also always lock my car when I go to bed even when camping in the bush. These two items (keys and hat) taken together indicate strongly to me that they disappeared the night before and that there was foul play. BTW. I had 'forgotten' (early reports were confused) that police did not arrive on the scene for days. The trail was definitely cold by then, and no doubt lots of other campers had thoroughly confused the 'crime' scene, so police have definitely had a difficult case to solve here. Hopefully they have some clues we don't know about from phone evidence etc.My wife is definitely more reluctant to visit the Wonnangatta we love until this 'mystery' is solved - if it ever is though. The 1917 murders (they certainly were) are still unsolved
20/06/2020: Our own JR, ‘Spot’ won’t like this. You Can Now Buy Spot the Robot Dog—If You’ve Got $74,500: https://www.wired.com/story/you-can-now-buy-spot-the-robot-dog/
20/06/2020: Rejuvenation: This sounds promising, ‘Replacing half of the blood plasma of old mice with a mixture of saline and albumin…has the same or stronger rejuvenation effects on the brain, liver and muscle than…young blood exchange’: https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/06/15/diluting-blood-plasma-rejuvenates-tissue-reverses-aging-in-mice/
20/06/2020: Do the descendants of Australian slaves feel that there has ever been ‘systemic racism’ or that they have been given a raw deal? No, they don’t: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/06/systemic-welfare-not-racism-is-the-real-issue/ However, the whole idea that such (‘blackbird’) slavery occurred at all is an invention. Read historian Keith Windschuttle’s depiction of the real history of this phenomenon: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/06/the-myths-of-south-seas-slavery-in-australia/ Interestingly the Guardian which has been instrumental in concocting this slavery meme is being forced to shut down on account of its founder having been made rich by slaves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blAqycSix8U&feature=emb_title The same phenomenon informs the American debate on this: Most people might not realise that it was the Democrats who were pro-slavery and the Republicans who were abolitionists!
19/06/2020: A Hobo’s Breakfast: It costs nothing at all (and only a couple of minutes) to create your own safe wood burning hiking stove which will cook you up a wonderful breakfast (below) in just a few minutes without having to carry any fuel at all (or any other stove) with you into the wilderness. A big saving.
You only need a few simple hand tools such as those pictured (or similar) which I’m sure you have in your kitchen or workshop. A can opener which will cut out the side of the can (not the top). A ‘church key’ such as used to be used for opening beer cans (Remember?) and a pair of super-tough scissors (or tin snips) for completing the stove ‘door’ opening: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/06/18/a-hobos-breakfast/
London 1945: Della’s lovely mother Dorothy was there (all through the Blitz
- her home was blown to smithereens above her head), one of the many pretty
young women in the crowds who celebrated in the streets whilst Vera sang this
(we both peer through the footage looking for her), but the ‘boys’ were still
away (Della’s father Bill’s war had by then moved from North Africa to Northern
Italy and beyond). Now they are all gone.
19/06/2020: Congratulations to everyone who guessed rightly which founder of a major world religion was a slave owner and advocated slavery (his religion still does). Unfortunately (?) there are no statues or images of him to be torn down (in fact you can be murdered for creating one) but perhaps people should be banned from being named after him.
18/06/2020: Mostly Perspiration: According to Thomas Edison that’s what genius is – and he should have known, with his 2,000 patents. Each took countless experiments, lots of trials and error before he got it right. Tim Tinker is the Thomas Edison of the ultralight tent stove. For years he has been working away at his miniature radiative beauties in his eternal quest for the perfect stove. I would like to showcase just two of his many creations: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/06/17/mostly-perspiration/
18/06/2020: A Lava Bomb Map. Fascinating: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/58893
life matters: Watch a 15 year old girl being savagely attacked by thugs at a
18/06/2020: If you behave this way towards police officers whether you are black, white brindle or orange, you deserve to be shot down like a mad dog. That is all: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/06/deadly-force-was-justified-as-this-crook-tries-to-choke-a-nsw-policewoman-to-death.html
18/06/2020: Calling out BLM. A very well –reasoned letter from a black History Prof who thinks that this movement is the worst thing to come along for black people since slavery, ‘If we claim that the criminal justice system is white-supremacist, why is it that Asian Americans, Indian Americans, and Nigerian Americans are incarcerated at vastly lower rates than white Americans… As an example of the latter problem, consider the proportion of black incarcerated Americans. This proportion is often used to characterize the criminal justice system as anti-black. However, if we use the precise same methodology, we would have to conclude that the criminal justice system is even more anti-male than it is anti-black.’ https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/12/a-letter-smuggled-out-from-the-berkeley-gulag/
17/06/2020: Small Game: Was once the bushman’s standy-by. It is usually abundant, enormously varied, relatively easily to take, involves little waste or preparation and is varied and nutritious. Of course much of it is also illegal. You will notice that in my post about the journey to Cromarty not so long ago everyone used to take a rifle to obtain extra food on the journey
It is a bizarre contradiction really that the folks (who require such bans and who mandate such poor management of public lands through ‘conservation’ strategies such as National Parks) should also be responsible thereby for the episodic vastly destructive wildfires which are so destructive of such wildlife – whilst the larger animals (deemed pests by the same folk) such as deer and brumbies survive better.
Where (and when) game is plentiful though (and only being reserved for the next apocalyptic inferno anyway) and considering 90+% of every season’s annual production would normally only perish over the lean seasons of winter/summer through starvation also, I see no rational reason why one’s larder ought not be supplemented with it – as it always used to be… https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/06/17/small-game/
17/06/2020: Feral Humans? Of course there are. And just as the nation was once over-run and eaten out by rabbits and is till beset by countless other pests: foxes, wombats, kangaroos, corellas, etc we also have a plague of unproductive and destructive people. It is so much easier to destroy a thing than make it. Some people just excel at this, and particularly at destroying value, not least financial value. How easy is it to burn money?
One of the chiefest reasons I am opposed to the welfare system is that it is all about waste: wasting money and wasting people’s lives. Lives which might be made better through productive work and self-improvement, but instead they are made into ‘ferals’ unable or unwilling to contribute meaningfully to society and simply become a drain on it.
‘Free stuff’ is just social and economic lunacy. It is certainly never going to make for human betterment. It is nothing like the just rewards of hard work and personal effort. It is also quite insane to simply pay people to breed. If that is all that people are ‘good for’ – and the results clearly show they are not very food for that, they should not be permitted or encouraged to breed – as a livestock breeder I would soon be broke if I followed that sort of selective breeding practice as our welfare system promotes (and so will our society be too).
I know that most every responsible productive working woman uses some sort of effective family planning strategy so that they only bring children into the world who are wanted and whom they can support and nurture. Many use the long-acting implantable contraception which has been available now for years. These last for more than a year.
Instead of society simply being ‘obliged’ to provide for the unwanted children of the welfare classes, I think it would be more than reasonable if women of breeding age who are recipients of welfare were required to annually submit a doctor’s certificate attesting that they had a current such implant to prevent pregnancy as a condition of receiving welfare.
It is one thing to be unable or unwilling to support yourself (and so become a burden to others). It is quite another to willy-nilly bring more of your like into the world to increase that unwanted burden even further.
You should understand I only consider this an interim step: I want to abolish the welfare system altogether and move people on to productive lives. We need to use both the goad and the reward to achieve this but achieve it we must before we are quite over-run.
Already we have nearly 50% of the population on some sort of welfare or another. Sometimes this is just a nonsensical ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ whilst at the same time robbing Paul to pay Peter – with the only advantage going to the ‘bean-counters’ and other parasites who maintain the system..
17/06/2020: Should farming be banned: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/06/15/farmers-fear-the-european-green-deal/
17/06/2020: Dexamethasone: Some good Covid 19 News for once: https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-treatment-updates-dexamethasone-breakthrough-from-uk-scientists/6f637d91-857f-40c2-9565-aef03e072e95
16/06/2020: Remove the historical statues or remove separate ‘indigenous’ (ie racist) funding? It is our common history, warts and all – and should never be forgotten or papered over. I have enough problems accepting that people should be funded according to ‘need’ when all my instinct tells me that ‘suffering’ is just the ‘sauce’ that people ‘need’ to encourage them to make an effort to get themselves out from under whatever terrible situation they might ‘find’ themselves in, become like the rest of us who have pulled ourselves up ‘by our own bootstraps’, ‘stood on our own two feet’ and ‘given life as good as you get’…but I can accept funding according to ‘need’ for some things - perhaps eg old age pensions for those who are already far too old to meaningfully make a contribution any more, but I cannot accept funding based on ‘race’. This must be abolished: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/statues-destroyed-overseas-reignite-debate-over-victorias-colonial-monuments/news-story/061da1ecead13da0eb5230c8bd8b5ae6
16/06/2020: Another perspective: David Leyonhjelm is right (as usual). Likely it is true that in the long-term no lives have been saved at all (just deaths deferred) but economies have been destroyed which almost certainly costs more lifetimes than would be swallowed up by an epidemic which could have been better managed eg utilizing cheap available therapies and preventatives, such as I have discussed here many times. I am surprised no-one has mentioned (to date) for example) the utility of negative ion generators in removing (infective) particles from the air indoors: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/06/14/david-leyonhjelm-stop-listening-to-public-health-doctors/
15/06/2020: Plumbing the Depths: You can repurpose many humble plumbing fittings into wonderful ultralight hiking tools. Take this cheap 19mm (3/4″) irrigation tee from Bunnings for A$1.54 (June 2020) .
I have carried one to sit the sharp end of my hiking pole in so it doesn’t pierce the floor of my tent. An end joiner works well for that purpose too – and is lighter. You can set it up to start with using your cook pot, then switch after you have your tent pegs in.
They are also just excellent for driving a tent stake into hard ground without damaging the stake – or your hand! This one weighs 14 grams. https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/06/14/plumbing-the-depths/
15/06/2020: Low Dose Radiation for Coronavirus: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/06/low-dose-radiation-may-save-people-from-coronavirus/ Another perspective: David Leyonhjelm is right (as usual). Likely in the long-term no lives have been saved at all (just deaths deferred) but economies have been destroyed which almost certainly costs more lifetimes than would be swallowed up by an epidemic which could have been better managed. I am surprised no-one as mentioned (to date) for example) the utility of negative ion generators in removing (infective) particles from the air.: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/06/14/david-leyonhjelm-stop-listening-to-public-health-doctors/
15/06/2020: Wonnangatta Murders: Vicpol is not exactly ‘quick off the block’. It ought to have been clear to any competent intelligent observer that two murders had been committed when their burned ot campsite was discovered at 2pm back on 20st March. They started looking ofr people/evidence far too late in the day. If they don’t know who did it by now they are really up against it in solving this one. My guess is that they do, but the evidence has been allowed to wither on the vine: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/police-believe-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-met-with-foul-play-in-high-country/news-story/91216a7379a8cebf96f62f2bb1c098bc PS: I know that their search procedures are clearly crap (as evidenced by the recent failure to locate a missing boy), but two elderly people do not just disappear in such suspicious circumstances as this.
14/06/2020: Is Falconio actually still alive? Stranger things have happened. I admit I hadn’t heard this one though credible witnesses who reported seeing him after his death, the absence of a body, Lees’ more than somewhat bizarre and changing accounts, the appearance and disappearance of police evidence, highly questionable DNA, many aboriginal witnesses (whose testimony supported Murdock) and etc all cast the rather unpleasant Murdock’s guilt into serious question. If he had been anywhere near as attractive as Lindy Chamberlain he would long since have been freed: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/crimeinfocus/youre-not-getting-those-four-hours-back-viewers-trash-peter-falconio-documentary/news-story/0c68974a37f71f27ccb725e0013a52fe
14/06/2020: Winston S. Churchill (whose memory it seems ought’ to be obliterated): ‘An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last…Each one hopes that of he feeds the crocodile enough the crocodile will eat him last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured. But I fear – I fear greatly – the storm will not pass. It will rage and it will roar, even more loudly, even more wildly.’
14/06/2020: A couple of important vids about the current protests, one from John Cleese: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/06/13/questions-that-need-answers/ and this: Joe Biden Says George Floyd’s Death is Bigger than Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/wth-joe-biden-says-george-floyds-death-bigger-assassination-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-video/ Baloney!
13/06/2020: All Thumbs: Sick of burning your thumb when lighting the fire or the stove with your Mini Bic? I know I am. Here’s the ultralight (1.5 gram) solution. J. Burrows’ Thimblettes from office supplies for just 64 cents each. You can store one on the end of the lighter (as shown) so it is easy to find. One has already gone into my cookset: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/06/13/all-thumbs/
13/06/2020: Moving on and rising above rather than rising up: I’m sure most of us have bad things in our personal pasts which we can still only recall with anguish. I know my own father’s terrible protracted death when I was 13 remains a pivotal one such for me – and I have had others, but so has everyone else unless you have lived a particularly blessed life.
Again most of us are of mixed race or at least mixed heritage and there are terrible things in our pasts in the C18th, C19th and particularly the C20th. Very few of these things were the fault of anyone living today. Their causes and effects are a matter for scholarly conjecture not for iconoclasm (or monument desecration).
My Irish ancestors (I am 3/8ths ‘Irish’ – whatever that may be) endured the terrible potato famine in which so many (of their relatives and friends) perished for example. My (4/8ths) English ancestors (my patrimonial) originating near Ely in Cambridgeshire endured the enclosure movements and the many excesses of the Industrial Revolution (though it did eventually bring wonderful benefits). In a twinkling they all disappeared from the tiny village of Stuntney (near Ely) where they had bided for many centuries - in a twinkling, scattered (by the enclosure movements) to the large metropolises and the colonies, (or dead).
When the Romans arrived Stuntney was deep in the marshes where (later) Hereward (no doubt a remote ancestor) made his last stand against the Normans, earning him the memorial (on his headstone) ‘the last of the English Men’ – meaning in those days the ‘Britons’, ie those who were there before any of Celts, Romans, Saxons etc. There remain no Joneses at all there today though they probably watched the Romans building their causeway across the marshes to their village, but there are many of us elsewhere.
My 1/8th French ancestor endured the
Franco-Prussian War (he was decorated) before migrating to
When I was growing up all the older people around me always urged me to emulate him. It was always glowed with a sense of pride to any praise that some thing I had done showed that I was a ‘true Sanlaville’ (his patrimonial) even though he was definitely what we used to call ‘touched with the tar brush’. This was not then (probably ever) any ‘bar sinister’ or impediment (still less is it today), nor anything any friends or relatives took any notice of at all (let alone adverse).
Those C18th and C19th colonists to